Thursday, March 3, 2011

Learning to Let Go

Today I had the pleasure of going to Bible Study; it is an all-women Bible Study and we have been reading a book entitled "The Search for Significance" by Robert S. McGee. I love our discussions because everyone is so open and candid...and real. One of the ladies mentioned some really awful things her mother used to tell her and how that has just manifested and grown into a "cancer" for her over the years. Those hurtful words which were lies hang constantly over her head and keep her from finding her full potential in the Lord. I mentioned to her that what her mother had said was a LIE. Whenever those bad thoughts come in to her mind, she simply needs to say the name of Jesus and remember that she is a child of God. At the name of Jesus all evil must flee. What power there is in the name of Jesus.

This particular lady in my Bible Study is just one person whose past constantly haunts them. I believe that there are so many more of us that share this same problem. If it isn't something from our past, it is something that just keeps us from realizing our "significance" as a child of the living God. He loved us before we were ever formed. Paul writes to us in Ephesians 1:4 (NLT): Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.

YES, friends, God knew us before the creation of the world. God knew everything we would ever do, that we would be sinners and let him down...and yet He still chose us. He still loved us. Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God were all present when Man was first created. Genesis 1:26 (NLT): Then God said, "Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us..."

What an amazing thing to comprehend that even at Man's creation, Jesus/God knew that he would one day be our sacrifice. Friends, we MUST learn to let go of the things in life that bog us down and keep us from living victoriously in Christ Jesus our Lord. Life is too short. We are here to be lights in a darkened world, to be encouragers for God. We are here to bring glory to His name.

Isaiah 54:17 (NAS): "No weapon that formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgement you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me," declares the Lord.

Romans 8:38-39 (NIV): For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Friends, as Christians, always know and remember that God loves YOU. We are his and no one can take us from him. I ask that you please stay in the Word of God, which is the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17). That is the only thing that will help you fight against the plotting of the devil and keep his evil intentions from hindering your victory in Jesus.


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