Chocolate For Your Soul with Sheri Rose Shepherd - Monday, July 14, 2014
Leave Your Sin Where it Belongs...at the Cross by Sheri Rose Shepherd
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! — 2 Corinthians 5:17
If you are battling to forgive yourself from your past mistakes, keep in mind that there is not a soul on this earth who won’t experience failure, disappointment, and discouragement. Our beloved King David had to get up from the shame of neglecting his duty to be on the battlefield and committing adultery. The apostle Peter had to get from the guilt of denying Jesus three times after bragging he loved the Lord more than everyone else. Do not misunderstand me, there is a price to pay when we fall and sin against God, but the same God who disciplines us because He loves us, also sent us a Savior to give us the power to get up and finish our faith fight.
Confession is a gift from God by which He replaces the strongholds of our past sin and shame with blessings of forgiveness and freedom, healing and hope.
Today I am free from the fear of God’s punishment, not because of anything I can do in my own power, but because my Lord paid the price for my sin. I am forgiven and so are you!
There is nothing you can do that can keep God from loving or forgiving you. Leave your past where it belongs... nailed to the cross!
God's Letter to You
I believe if The Lord was going to write you a personal letter about battles this life brings it may read like this....
I love it when you come to Me to confess your sin. I am your safe place and your salvation. There is nothing you can tell Me that I can’t handle hearing. I already know your every thought and action, so why waste even a moment trying to hide anything from Me? Let’s make it right together. Let Me have the thing that’s holding you back from a new and fresh start. Come to Me in truth and be transparent. I’m the Lover of your soul. If you will come to Me and confess, I will gladly wash over your mind, your body, and your spirit to make you clean. You will never need to feel shame again, because I covered you with My life.