Dead To The Past & Alive in Christ

Sure, I've thought about it before. I thought about going back and trying to remember everyone I wronged in my past—whether intentionally or not—but it caused me to feel more bound and condemned than ever. God reminded me of Romans 8:1—I am not condemned because I am in Christ and walk according to the Spirit of God and not the flesh. Then the enemy tried to attack my mind with former memories that made me cringe. The Spirit of the Lord rose up within me and reminded me of how He said in His Word to cast down everything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).

 I realize that some people from my past I may never speak to or ever see again on this side of glory and I have accepted that is okay. The woman they used to know is dead; the life I live now is unto Christ and I have been redeemed from the curse of the law.  My heart leaps knowing like in Galatians 2:20 that I've been crucified with Christ, and yet I live, not I but Christ who lives within me!

 I've learned to let it all go and just keep pressing like Paul said in Philippians 3:13, 14. It's not about what you or I have done, what was said, what wasn't done, any pain, none of it...it's all about Jesus!

 May God bless each of you all as you come to the reality of you are NOT your past, and your past doesn't matter. What is important is the truth—the Word of God remains and you are a brand new you in Christ!

LoveCandace JonesComment