Today's Sermon was awesome: My personal life's application based on the above message: Philippians 3: 1-14
The Past: My yesterdays...I was continually walking in sin. And when I was finished with all that...I walked in more sin. Lost and confused BUT so called "in control," I repeated the cycle again and again. Why? The answer being: I had no purpose. My purpose was revealed to me when Christ found and saved me.
The Present: My today...I am free from my past. I've forgiven myself as He forgave me. Not only that, I've forgiven anyone that I presumed, had wronged me. Oh what freedom in Christ Jesus. "Deep breath...eternal gratitude." Thank you Lord for continually walking with me.
His love is so powerful that I don't need affirmation or approval that the person(s) have forgiven me. I've made peace and have reconciled my wrongs. IT IS FINISHED!
The Prize: My future...Having a "personal and intimate" relationship with the love of my life. He knows all my stuff, all my ways, all my habits, my slight insecurities and my countless imperfections and He loves me still. What fleshly person can offer me that? Not one.
We all have the best of intentions, but HE is the only unconditional love and lover there is. And in the end, He is the only one that will say with His arms stretched out, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." That to me, is worth more than any earthly promise ever made...past, present and future.
love for a great day,