Thursday, January 13, 2011

Move Forward

All morning I've been humming a line of one of my favorite Israel Houghton songs, "Moving Forward."  The line that seems to be continuously ringing in my spirit says:

"You make all things new,
Yes, You make all things new
And I will follow You forward."

Love that!

I can testify to the fact that when you decide to follow Christ, and release the guilt of your past, He will indeed make ALL things new.

My feet used to be so deeply planted in the shame, hurt, and pain of my past that moving forward seemed absolutely impossible for me.  I could not see what was ahead of me, because I was bound by what was behind me.  I was exactly where the enemy wanted me to be.

Oh, but one day I decided to follow Jesus.  I decided to give Him my hand and my heart, and allow Him to take me forward.  It has been the best choice I've ever made in my life. 

You see, I had been bound long enough.  I had hurt long enough.  I had cried long enough.  I had gotten so low, that my only option was to go up.  That's when I took God's hand, and He washed my sin-sick soul and made it white as snow.  Erasing all traces of my past. 

He has made so many things new in my life, and I can't help but give Him complete glory, honor, and praise.

2 Corinthians 5:17 is very befitting for this post:

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

God wants to make all things new in your life.  He wants you to release your past and move forward in Christ.  He has such great purpose for your life, but as long as the enemy keeps you bound, you'll never tap into your divine purpose.  I know, because I've been there.

Be encouraged to release the past, embrace the present, and move forward into the future.  Let this year be your year of simply moving forward in Christ.  It doesn't matter what your past looks like, because your future looks so much better!  Don't allow the enemy to continue to keep in bound by your past.  Grab hold to God's hand, let Him your hurt and your heart, and watch Him make all things new in your life.

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace & Blessings,

Enjoy the song!

1 comment:

  1. I am not sure exactly how I came about this exact blog post, but this is just what I needed to read right now. I have been struggling with my past and my faith. Thank you. Thank you for having written your words down.



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