2 Corinthians 4: 18 “…as we look not to what is seen, but what is unseen; for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.”
John 7:38 “Whoever believes in me, as scripture says:/ ‘Rivers of living waters will flow from within him.’”
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us set things right,/ says the LORD:/ Though your sins be like scarlet,/ they may become white as snow….”
Shame is a terrible thing. Guilt can be beneficial if it leads us to the Holy Spirit and becomes a catalyst for repentance. Unfortunately, the enemy uses shame as a vehicle to defeat us and immobilize our Christian walk. We stop evangelizing and ministering to others, because the accuser wants us to focus on our sins and feeling unworthy.
The reality is that we are all sinners and thus unworthy of receiving grace in our lives. However, it is Jesus dying on the cross that makes us worthy through His blood and redemption. Jesus is our defender before the throne of the Father in heaven.
If Satan wants to reminder us of our past, remind him of his future!
Lord, I praise and thank You for washing me clean. Help me to always reflect on Your mercy and to let Your light shine through me, for others to see.
How do you defend your joy and love from the Lord by praising God the Father? Do you realize when you rely on the Father and put Him above all things your joy cannot be taken?!
Isaiah 40:29 “He gives strength to the fainting;/ for the weak he makes vigor abound.”
Isaiah 43:1 “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;/ I have called you by name: you are mine.”
Matthew 17:20 “‘…if you have faith, the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’”
Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the LORD with courage; be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.”
2 Corinthians 4:8 “We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair.”
Deuteronomy 28:1 “‘…if you continue to heed the voice of the LORD, your God, and are careful to observe all his commandments which I enjoin on you today, the LORD, your God, will raise you high above all the nations of the earth.’”