Be Encouraged and Encourage Someone Else

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Happy Blessed Wednesday!!!

We should forget those things which are behind us so that we can move forward to those things which are ahead (Plil 3:13). It all starts in the mind. This can be challenging because the enemy wants to keep us in the past hurts, pain, guilt, sadness, abuse and condemnation. However the battle is not ours. We are taught in 2 Cor 10:4-6  to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Jesus Christ. The more the thoughts, the more the cast down! Continuing to dwell on unpleasantness is not healing or forgiveness, it’s bondage and will hinder us from moving forward in the Lord. God will forgive and cleanse us from all unrighteousness , He will even purge our thoughts (1 John 1:9, 2 Cor 5:17). Where sin abounds God’s grace abounds even more (Rom 5:20) and His grace is sufficient  (2 Cor 12:9). Let’s not miss our daily blessings and the plans that God has for our lives by walking in the past. Stop dwelling on what could or should have been said or done, because none of us can unring a bell. Instead the Word of God encourages us to allow God to restore everything that the enemy has  stolen (Joel 2:25).

Isaiah 43:18-19 (NLT)

18 “But forget all that—
    it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
19 For I am about to do something new.
    See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
    I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

Be blessed, keep God first and keep looking up,

Cheryl

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