Devotion

Choose to Forget

by Greg Laurie on Jan 15, 2016
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

As believers, we can put our past in the rearview mirror. We can put it behind us. Romans 6:14 says, "Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace." We are free by God’s grace.

I like what Corrie ten Boom said about her sins: "They are now cast into the deepest sea and a sign is put up that says NO FISHING ALLOWED." We often want to dredge up our sins, but we should not choose to remember what God has chosen to forget.

When I first heard the gospel on my high school campus, I thought, This won’t work for me because I am not the Christian type. In my estimation at the time, Christians were really lame people that I didn’t want to hang around. I thought, There is no way I could be one of those people. I don’t have faith like that.

The problem was there were some friends I once hung out with who had become Christians. They weren’t as lame as the other Christians were, so I had to adjust my thinking a little bit. But all I knew was that it wouldn’t work for me. Why did I think that? Because of the way that I had been raised. All I saw were things going the wrong way. I thought, Things never turn out well. Things always turn out badly. How could this work for me? How could there be a God who cares for me? But I ended up praying and asking Christ into my life, and He did come in. Then He began to change me.

Don’t let someone tell you that Christianity will never work for you. Take bold steps of faith.

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