We are each His beautiful vessel, called to pour out the light and love of Christ; therefore, WE GO...
GO: Regardless of where you’ve been, let him lead you...
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
I have done a LOT of things I’m ashamed of and wish I could do over. I’m embarrassed when I think of the girl I USED to be because the new me in Christ is so very different. I’m truly a different person which is so strange to say out loud (or type) but so very accurate.
Once I realized who God said I was (which took YEARS) CHOSEN, REDEEMED, LOVED and WORTHY, to name a few, I was horrified at what I knew many people who only knew the “old” me must still have me labeled as. And Satan used my past to haunt me. He would remind me with a memory or time frame and I’d be stuck in my past and sick because that “old” girl just wanted to be loved, worthy, valued and I looked for those things in all the wrong places. Over many years, I’ve learned that what my God says of me is all that matters and I can hold my head high not because of what I’ve done since becoming a new creation, but because of what Jesus did for me!(and you)
What has happened in my past is unfortunate because who wants a tainted past? However, God can use me to speak life, truth and love into other women that have or still are walking down the same empty road looking for acceptance, love, and approval. Even at my worst, he LOVED me.
I can’t change my past. But I can use it to glorify him. I don’t know specifically how God is going to have me Go...But I’m open and willing to listen to his voice and be led with his promptings to use me to bring him honor and glory.
1 Peter 2:9, Ephesians 1:4-5, Romans 10:11
Romans 5:8, Romans 8:28
Dear God, Thank you for running after me like the 1 sheep that got away...you left the 99 to find me. Thank you for your redeeming love. You are such a good father. I praise you for loving me when I was dirty and broken and choosing me to be your daughter in Christ. Thank you for allowing me to experience your love and giving me a man in my life that honors me and loves me. You sent your son who endured the cross and separation from you so that I could be set free. Your love is all consuming and you are worthy of all my praise. I pray my story of your redeeming love will speak to others and allow them to see themselves as you see them and live a life that reflects the new creation they shall become through their faith in Jesus Christ.
In His name I pray,