Put the past behind you!….. Turn loose and step into that fresh new day.
No man can stop you.. This is “God ordained!”….
The resurrected life… “fresh”… with no mistakes..
New – walking a different way!
Lay down the pride – this having to answer/explain – thus to “fix” everything.
It doesn’t matter if you’re wrong.. or if you’re right.. Let it all go! Let it go – and thus turn loose of living to defend your life… And trust God to be your defense!
“Be still and let Me “be” God in your life” He says…”And you will see that is the way to show (whoever needs to know)… “what is what” and Who I Am”.. “Isn’t that what your life in Me is really all about?”
So lay down the pride – even this pride that will not rest until you get everything just right… And THAT is beyond your power both to see how – and to do!
So, let go! and enter into that place of rest which I have prepared for you. It starts when you decide to “seek first the Kingdom of God – setting your focus and your efforts on Him – Who has already “fixed” everything for you!!
Oh the peace that awaits you in that place – the abundance of joy and grace… Walking in His righteousness… Knowing you have none of your own….
Time to rise up, look ahead, and leave the things of death behind you.. to walk in life anew – even the resurrected life He has called you to…
Understand that the past cannot go with you .. and there is no time and no place in Him to “vindicate self.” Self must be denied to walk in this resurrected life…
You must lay it all down – this “demand” to be justified… For when God is your defense, there is nothing to prove… Oh, the freedom in that – just to rest in Him… humble yourself under His mighty hand – and thus receive grace to conquer and reign.. over all the inequities of this life!
And because You’re wonderful and good, Lord… I can lay down shame where the enemy has accused me.. And even in the place where I have failed to walk altogether uprightly… when I turn to You, Your righteousness vindicates me! This is the place where all things become new again – the place of the fresh start – the walk without pride.
The key is to look at Jesus… Keep your eye, your focus on Him/His life – and so walk in the standing with the Father Jesus gave you… Walk with Him – could anything be better? There you’ll find true vindication – as His glory surrounds you!
The “price” of all of this….? Set your focus on Him – and don’t look back! (Why would you want to – when you can be done with what is behind you!) Your walk, your direction – HE is your life… There’s nothing to prove or to clear up – not when you are done with all of that!! Just step out and walk after Him… His righteousness is your “justification”..great joy and peace the reward
….. of the resurrected life.