Sunday, August 24, 2014

Moving Forward



 
 
 
I have this saying on a t-shirt, and my bf thought it was a rude statement to onlookers not to check me out - I disagree! Its a beautiful inspirational message : )
 
Exodus 14:15            
            
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward.


This evening I want to encourage you all to Move Forward!  I know that is all I really want to say just move forward but I know sometimes that can be hard.  At times we have others reminding us of our past, not letting us forget about the way we used to be but I want to encourage you that if you have died to your old self, you have let it go and asked your heavenly Father to forgive you then that settles it.  God said that that he is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and forgive you of all unrighteousness.  God said that!  The Father of all creation.  He said it.  I have made many mistakes in my life. Some that worse than others but I know that if I confess it to God, he is faithful and Just to forgive.  The person on the other side may not forgive you now or later but know that God has forgiven you.  Lies told, crazy lives that were lived, things you have said to those you love, but know that God has said I forgive you and let's move forward.  Don't let others remind you of a past you have been forgiven for.  I have decided that I will not continue to take responsibility for the actions, and thoughts that others think.  You have to let that person know how you feel, that you made that mistake in the past but you now are moving forward.  When you speak it, you are released of the guilt and shame.  Those things and thoughts that are thought in between you can't be responsible for them, you can only be responsibly for your exact actions.  Take that responsibility and move forward.  God makes all things new!  Including You!  He said that you are a new creation and that all old things have passed away.   The way you used to live is not you now!  That person you used to be is gone.  If you have given your life to Christ, changed your ways then be proud of that!  Don't be stripped of the grace you were given to be forgiven!  Walk in what Christ died to give you, life and life more abundantly.    God does not want you to get soaked up in a past life, deed, or action you were in, He want you to now get soaked up in the fact that your are new!  Just as the man at the gate called Beautiful was told to pick up his mat and walk.  They were telling him to Move Forward!  Just as the woman at the well had done all these horrible things, but when she met Jesus he forgave her and told her she is forgiven!  Just as the Lord God of Hosts told Moses to tell his people to go forward.  He said I have forgiven you, I have given you all you need to be successful, don't cry out to me just move!  Walk in the forgiveness he has given.  Don't let anyone continue to remind you of your past and things that God has forgiven you for. If you have acknowledged your wrong, said your sincere apologies and have decided not to make that mistake again then you just MOVE, and MOVE FORWARD!  Don't go back to your past.  There is no room for the past and God cannot work and move in your past but in your future.

God Bless,

Toccara

Here are some additional scriptures.

 Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. -
 
Joshua 1:7
 
           
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,

 Philippians 3:13
 
 
 

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