Leave Yesterday’s Mistakes Behind




yesterdays mistakes

 

Our past is a huge part of our future…our stories shape us and we become a women of our individual journeys. I don’t believe we can or should leave our stories behind us and think that we can just forget where we’ve been or what we’ve done.

But let’s not let our mistakes or sins keep us from the beauty that God has before us.

The ashes are a necessary part of the beauty, but don’t let the ashes direct us, let hope and trust in the Father direct us.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

This Keeps Me Dancing

I just love this! It puts all things into perspective.

Not sure what you’re walking through right now but if you’re like me you love anything that encourages you to trust Him more.

This is bits and pieces of Hebrews 11 from the Message Bible. When you have time read the whole chapter.

This keeps me dancing…

Hebrews 11
3 By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.

4 By an act of faith, Abel brought a better sacrifice to God than Cain.

5 By an act of faith, Enoch skipped death completely.

7 By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land.

8 By an act of faith, Abraham said yes to God’s call to travel to an unknown place that would become his home.

11 By faith, barren Sarah was able to become pregnant, old woman as she was at the time, because she believed the One who made a promise would do what he said.

13-15 Each one of these people of faith died not yet having in hand what was promised, but still believing.

How did they do it?

They saw it way off in the distance, waved their greeting, and accepted the fact that they were transients in this world.

People who live this way make it plain that they are looking for their true home.

If they were homesick for the old country, they could have gone back any time they wanted. But they were after a far better country than that—heaven country.

You can see why God is so proud of them, and has a City waiting for them.

He Has Everything I Need!

Years ago (maybe 18 or so) I was attending a Bible study. I was a young Christian and didn’t know anyone in the Bible study very well. The study was called “Women of the Bible”. I was eager to learn about the women of the Bible because I did not have much knowledge of the women in the Word, especially the Old Testament women.

The first day of class, the teacher asked us to go around the room and share our name and talk about a woman in the Bible that we hoped to be like. I froze. I only knew of a few women in the Bible, and I was sure I didn’t want to be like Eve and I had heard about Lot’s wife and I wasn’t looking to emulate her either.

As we went around the room of about 15 women, they each shared about how they want to be like Ruth or Deborah or some other woman that I had never heard of. I was wracking my brain trying to think of the women in the Bible.
Mary- no, Elizabeth- no… then it hit me. Right when my turn came- I remembered a story that had captured my heart and I said,

“I want to be like that women who risked it all and crawled through the crowd to get to Jesus because she was sure He had exactly what she needed!”

They all looked at me like, wow- check out the new girl!
I was so excited, not only because I had a great answer but because I felt like God had just spoken to my heart.

I don’t care what I have to go through- I want YOU God! I want what You have for me! I could go everywhere else and search and search, but I won’t.

That has been my heart’s cry ever since that day.

I will bloody my knees to get to the One who has my hope and healing in His hands.

Mark 5:25-34
25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
28 For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”
29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?”
31 But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?'”
32 And He looked around to see her who had done this thing.
33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
34 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
NKJV

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