Hey friends, how are you today? It is a beautiful day in our neighborhood. Jazz has, of course, taken up most of the space on the kitchen window ledge.  As the morning sun rises, the birds seek shelter among the trees. I love the sounds of the red cardinals; they sing so beautifully; I wonder what they’re saying? Perhaps they thank the Lord for their supply of worms this morning, or maybe they thank Him for their protection throughout the night. Maybe they share with other family members, their testimonies of near misses or their blessings.  Wouldn’t you like to know what they say to each other? 

We’re not perfect people, are we? We know that and most people around us are very aware of that fact too.  Many are quick to remind us of our failures; in fact, we remind ourselves of our failures! Too many times, we look back and dwell on these failings and our primary enemy likes us to stay there.  My friend, T.r. Noble over on Inside Cup had a very similar post called An Old Foe Appears in the form of a poem.  Check it out and while there, stay awhile, you won’t be disappointed. Sometimes, I think to myself, “Lord, I can’t believe I’m still here, I thought I was over this issue!” We keep ourselves in the past or keep revisiting the past which can potentially cause us to hinder our progress, as we walk with the Lord.  We ask for forgiveness, but we’ve not accepted that forgiveness completely, so years later, we’re still there.   We’ve allowed ourselves to be placed in bondage to our past sins.  

A revisit to the past can be good; a reminder of what not to do, but too many times, these visits keep us trapped.  Instead, Take these burdens of memories to the Lord, lay it at His feet again and leave it there. Use that liberty in Christ, not as an occasion to sin (Galatians 5:13), but to live life abundantly.

Although our accuser (Satan) daily brings our past before Lord and back to our minds, we can take hold of the promises of God which are found in His Word.   Eyes forward, dear friends, chin up, our Redeemer has paid the hefty price for our sins; every single one.  Spend time with the Lord, let Him remind us of His oaths.  He is trustworthy and true.  

What do you have to leave at His feet? What plans do you have for the weekend? 

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