If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9
As she sang the lyric was “My past embraced. My sins forgiven.” This suddenly struck a chord with me.
I have a lot of really nasty things in my past, just like I’m sure most of you do.
I try to ignore it, bury it, and even pretend it doesn’t exist. But if you ignore your past instead of embracing it, you could be robbing God of his glory.
We need to embrace our past, no matter how ugly, and lean on God our father who took all of those ugly experiences and totally forgave us and showed us mercy.
He wiped all of the bad things away, so even if it hurts we HAVE to embrace what we’ve come through and what we’ve been rescued from to truly give God the glory and the credit he deserves for showing such grace and mercy to us.
I know I did nothing to deserve a second chance, but his pure love caused him to extend it to me anyway.
- Prayer: Father THANK YOU for making me a new creation. Thank you for showing me grace and rescuing me from the sins of my past. I’m so grateful to have been forgiven and adopted into your family as your child. Please help me to spread the word of the glorious miracle of your forgiveness and love and never to be ashamed of my beginnings. May my testimony bring you all the glory! In Jesus’ name, Amen.