Our Value to God = PRICELESS!

Our Value to God = PRICELESS!
"Allow God to place His own values." - A.W. Tozer

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Skeletons In The Closet - Pastor Chris Brown

Refer to Exodus 2:11-15

Do you seek freedom from your past? What skeletons do you have in your closet that you hope no one finds out about?

Something to remember is that when we do not deal with the past, it will rob us of our future. Do yourself a favor and do not rob your life of what God has in store for you.

How To Clean Out The Closet:
Face the Truth – you can’t outrun you or your past. If we run from the Truth, we cannot be who God called us to be.

Accept the Truth – go back to the ashes in your life and accept them. Thank God that, in spite of this moment, you are loved, you are valued, and you have purpose. You are adopted. You are given grace. You are given forgiveness. If we do not accept our past, it will continue to own us.

Accept grace, not guilt – your past mistakes do not affect who you are in Christ. You don’t need to continue to ask God for forgiveness. Ask once and you are forgiven in FULL! You are free from your past. :) When we do not forgive ourselves, we are saying that Christ’s death on the Cross is not good enough to free us from our failures/mistakes. Do not let Satan trick you into living a life in guilt.

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” – 1 John 2:1-2

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." – Luke 19:10

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” – Romans 8:1-2

Other Bible verses to reference if interested: Hebrews 7:24-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Revelation 12:10; 1 Peter 5:8; Romans 7:24-25; 1 Timothy 2:5-6

Living with the door open:
Often the greatest force working against you is you.

Your skeletons can be Satan’s greatest weapon, or God’s most powerful tool.

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9

"Failure is an event – NEVER a person.”

May you be able to walk back to the skeletons in your life and face them with boldness, knowing that God is with you. I pray that you learn to accept your past and walk in freedom.

God bless,

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