Romans 3:23-24 New International Version (NIV)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
INSIDE OF ME ~
Are choices of my life called a past, the present and the future is ahead. Jeremiah 29:11 speaks of it. God has purpose us to be here and has given us so much. We don't always see that in life because we stay stuck in wrong thinking or not able to press forward by our own minds. God wants each of us to live in the freedom of mind, body and soul. It all connects from birth to the end of our days. While we are here are earth, we need to purpose to live the best life we can. Living in the past makes us stay in past, but living in the now allows freedom for new choices, a new day filled with hope and connects us to new lives too.
I drove to see my mom and as I entered her place, I noticed the TV on Gilligan's Island (TV series that started in 1964). The next show that came on was an old show too. I ask my mom is she ever watched any other channel and her answer was no. I like living in the past. It made me stop to think about her life. See she stopped her life when my dad died in 1973. She didn't want to live on and she was only in her early 40's. It made my heart sad because I wanted her at things for my kid and her grandkids but no. She stayed inside and watched old TV shows. I am not saying watching these were wrong, I am staying she stopped living in the now.
I can look back and see how my mom also had done things in life she wished she has never done. She felt guilt and she didn't deserve to be happy. I'm not sure the complete story but I know this, we can't put ourselves in the box of the past. It becomes a prison to our minds and no freedom is there. Each of us have made mistakes and maybe things we wished we had never done. Yet, we did and we can only change our now into better. Totally forgiveness comes from God and from those who truly love us. I live to share hope with others through Jesus. I live to purpose each day the best I can and forgive myself when I make mistakes. Words are so powerful and we need to speak great words to the person the mirror each day. After all, God has created that person in the mirror for a bigger purpose.
THINK AGAIN ~
Stop living in the past of mistakes and create new ones too!
Galatians 5:1 New International Version (NIV)
Freedom in ChristIt is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
THINK AGAIN ~
Your own thoughts can keep you trapped from the freedom God has given you. If we aren't careful, our past can keep us in a yoke of bondage. Running over things that only were meant to stop the will of God through your life. I speak of this a lot but I have experiences the freedom in God and just want others to receive it too. Freedom of thoughts, actions and moving into a new day with joy. The Bible says the joy of the Lord is your strength.
YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME? Think again.
Only God knows the inter-most parts of our lives. YES, he knows you and loves you! He gives us each hope in a new day and blessings uncountable. Purpose to see the things you do have in life and make great choices in life. Live in today but plan for tomorrow!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.