Ok, I know I have already established that several times but it is important for me to continue to remind myself of this each day. Each day is a new beginning and another day God has allowed me to show glory in His name.
I am an open book for the most part, those that know me would probably say I am a little to open but that's just me. I don't like the feeling of knowing I am hiding something from someone that I call a friend but I am also terrified that they may judge me for my past decisions.
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!" Isaiah 43:18
I am not a perfect person but I am covered by the blood of Jesus and forgiven for all of my sins. Today marks 1 year since I walked away from one of my strongest addictions.
(Insert cheers, horn blowing, clapping and
I prayed for years for the Lord to remove this from my life all the while knowing that my flesh wasn't ready to let it go. I was selfish and it wasn't until I truly turned my burden for this addiction over to God did he deliver me from it. It is an amazing feeling to not have that bondage attached to my life any longer.
"I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears." Psalm 34:4
What was it you ask. Does it really matter, they are all the same to God. They are all things that we choose to fill up our mind, body and time rather than filling our selves up with more of Him.
There is still bondage in other areas of my life but I am a work in progress that the Lord is perfecting. Every day I grow a little stronger and it is because of the strength that I gain from the Lord. I will never be perfect but I am me and I am loved by Jesus no matter what my addictions, vises or bad habits may be.
"We are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." Romans 3:24