We need to be able to move past the sins God has forgiven us while retaining the memory of the beauty of that forgiveness. Paul said it this way…
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
– 1 Corinthians 6:11 (NIV)
If you are a believer then you ARE forgiven. You are defined by His creative work in you and by His regenerative work in you. You belong to Him. You’re His child and you are free. But never lose sight of the greatness of His redemptive work in you.
Remembering where we came from makes us better worshippers as we honor Him for His work. It also makes us better servants as we extend great patience to people around us, especially to those who have not yet come to a knowledge of His grace.
Forget YOUR past. But never forget HIS mighty act of grace in saving you!
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