The past is the past. We all make mistakes and we will continue to make mistakes. That’s the human side of us. We all sin. But we don’t have to live with those past sins.
We need to confess those sins and ask God to forgive us. And don’t keep looking backwards!!
Don’t keep reminding yourself of those past sins and certainly don’t keep going to God asking again for forgiveness. He has already forgiven you and moved on. You need to forgive yourself and move on.
Paul tells us in Philippians 3:13 (B) that he is “forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” [New Living Translation]
When you are driving a vehicle down the road, you don’t focus on the rear view mirror or you would get off track and wreck. No. You focus on the road before you and where you are going so you can stay on course.
That’s how God wants us to live our lives – don’t look in the rear view mirror at the past sins and get so focused on them that you lose direction to where you are going. Be like Paul and focus on what’s ahead.
Are you ready? ……………Gentlemen and Ladies – start your engines!!
[Excerpt from Extra Hot Fudge Please devotional by Deanna Day Young.]
Gooey, rich hot fudge dripping off of a scoop… no wait – TWO SCOOPS of mint chocolate chip ice cream. The fudge just warm enough to melt a little of the ice cream as the mint flavor swirls into the thick richness of the chocolate.
HOLY COW……..somebody get me a hot fudge sundae and quick!
Can you envision this beautiful masterpiece of delicious delight? There’s no other dessert that I love better than something with hot fudge. Hot fudge is the king! Hot fudge is the ultimate reward. Hot fudge is the “icing” on the cake – or rather the topping on the sundae!
How excited I get for hot fudge. So silly isn’t it? But God blesses us every day with His own extra hot fudge. We ask for blessings from Him, for answers to prayers and He just smiles because we have no idea that we are only asking for a little in comparison to the rich, flowing, hot fudge of blessings He has in store for us. His love is the extra hot fudge. It’s more than we can ever imagine.
Believe today that God can answer your prayers and bless your life with an overabundance, overflowing richness that can come only from Him. He wants to bless us with extra hot fudge in the ice cream sundae bowl of life! Talk to Him. Ask Him. Believe Him. Love Him.
Ephesians 3:20 – Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory…forever and ever.
Join me today in celebrating answers to prayers, blessings from above… and mint chocolate chip ice cream with extra hot fudge!
Nothing goes better with a hot fudge sundae than Extra Hot Fudge Please daily devotion by yours truly!! Get your copy now at Amazon – and maybe another copy for a friend for a birthday gift or start Christmas shopping early. 🙂