Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How far back can he go?

Hebrews 8:12 (NIV)

For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.

Recently I decided to update my blog.  Some time ago I lost many of the Be Inspired! messages that I had from years ago and I was not sure how to get them back. My son Mike who is on my email list just about never deletes his emails.  At the click of a button and a few scrolls, he was able to go as far back as 2007.

Funny thing, as he scrolling down my emails, past dates, my mind began to drift.  He has every writing I have sent out for the past 8 years and in just a few seconds he can repeat to me all I have written.

Lord, how much do you have on me?  How far back can you go? Well I know the Bible says that he knows all about me, even when I was being knit in my mother's womb--He knows!  But I am not so sure I want Him to remember all the "bad" things that I have done.

Mike could have deleted those emails but he chose to keep them.

When Jesus went to the cross, died and rose from the dead, he gained victory over death.  At the cross  where he paid for my sin the Bible says that he chose to remember my sins no more.  In his mercy, he has decided to "forget" my wrong doings, my outright disobedience, my neglect to do right, my choice to do wrong.

He could have held all my sins against me, demanded that I pay for them but he knew I could not.  Not only could I not pay for my sin, I can't reconcile myself to my God. The Payment for my sin hangs on a cross on the hill between two thieves. Jesus Christ the begotten son of God hangs on the cross to satisfy the debt that had my name on it.

If in just a few moments my son can read back all I wrote in the last decade; it makes me extremely grateful that my Savior chooses not to repeat all that has occurred in my life that has displeased him; all that I have done to grieve his heart. 

The enemy of my soul goes through all deleted items; a garbage picker to try and discourage me; he tries to devalue me; he lies and bombards me with my past. But, what he he seems to forget is that I've been REDEEMED!

God has loved me to death, his death!  He has paid for my sin with his blood.  There is one place where my name is noted; my name is written in the Lambs Book of Life.  No one can delete it.  No devil in hell can try to erase it. I have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, bought back and I belong to Jesus.

God bless you!~Liz


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