I was awakened one night, overwhelmed by my past from before I was a Christ follower. Poor choices from 25 years ago that I hadn’t thought of in a decade were present in my mind. Shame arises in me. Anxiety builds as I relive my appalling choices. I wish I could un-do it all and change who I was then. I repent once again and am almost immediately reminded that this is the very reason that Christ died for me; I don’t have to hold onto my guilt and shame. My actions from the past were for evil, but Christ is using them to draw me closer to Him today. I can rest in that knowledge and am now able to embrace my past.
Questions for further thought:
1. What guilt and shame are you holding onto?
2. What do you need to do to release that guilt and shame?
Challenge: Read the book, ‘Jesus’ from The Greatest Life of All series by Charles Swindoll.
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