I hope y’all had an amazing weekend. Ours was busy, but good!
Friday night we went out with friends, Saturday we watched Mackenzie and Jojo in their last basketball games of the season. Yesterday we went to church, did loads of laundry and had everyone clean their rooms to get ready for the week.
Joseph and I left around 4:00 PM to head down to Hilton Head for a couple of days to work on the beach house.
Y’all, I can’t wait to see it. We came in late last night so we didn’t go by. But let me just show you a quick before and after of one of the bathrooms. You ready???
This is one of the smaller bathrooms off the living room.
And here’s a sneak peek!
Ahhh…isn’t it beautiful?!!
We still have to install the pedestal sink, glass door and mirror, but it’s still gorgeous!
I’m going to try and share more on my stories on Instagram so make sure you are following me there for more sneak peeks!
So you all know how I’ve been reading through the Bible this year. I’ve really enjoyed it. We finished Job and came back to Genesis.
God has been showing me so much through stories that’s I’ve read all of my life. But one of the biggest things is that all of these people we read about in the Bible. They are just like you and I.
They are all human. They fail, mess up, do the very thing God tells them not to do. Hello Adam and Eve. Yet God still fulfills His purpose through them. God doesn’t turn His back on them. He’s patient and still sees them as worthy.
And y’all, He feels the same way about us. The same way. He loves us more than we can even imagine. He forgives us before we even mess up. He sees us as worthy.
So many times, we get stuck in our past. We keep looking back when God has already forgiven us. We allow mistakes and failures to weigh us down and keep us from moving forward.
We are so stuck in our past. We walk around with our heads down, ashamed and embarrassed. When God says this in Psalm 103:6-12
The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel. The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
Did you read how great his steadfast love is for you??? Did you read how far He removes our transgressions from us?
Yes, there are sins and mistakes that we make where we will experience consequences. But you know what, those experiences, those lessons we learn will only help us. They will propel us forward.
These mistakes will be used by God. Isn’t that amazing? Even our sins, our failures and mistakes will be used by God. Goodness will come from those bad things.
This just fires me up! And if you follow me on Instagram, you can go to my highlights under musings and hear me talk more about this.
Y’all. If you are living in your past. Move on. I’ll say it again. Move. On. Girlfriend.
Ask for forgiveness and receive that forgiveness and don’t look back.
God wants to use your past to not only help you but to help others. Quit walking around with your head down and walk upright in God’s promise to you.
If you’ve never confessed your sin, do it now. Proverbs 28:14 says,
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
And Psalm 32:5 says,
Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.
And 1 John 1:9,
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Acknowledge, confess, repent. He is faithful and just.
And once you do that, move on. Walk forward with your head high because you are forgiven. You are a new creation. Nothing you can do will separate you from His love. Walk in that freedom, today.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17
I love y’all! I hope you have a GREAT day!