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The Miracle Of Restoration!

Looking back on my life, I can see so many times where I made mistakes, committed sin and missed the mark. I like to think I have learned and grown from most of those experiences. The major thing I have learned from my failures, is that God is uniquely merciful, abounding in grace and infinitely loving. His forgiveness and restoration encourages me to live and learn and one of the greatest ways I have found to do that is by showing my appreciation for what God has done by learning from my mistakes, atoning for my sins and making amends for where I have failed others.

I receive forgiveness, not because I deserve it, but so that my heart might be freed up from the energy that is wasted in a battle of shame caused by the continual back and forth with guilt. I am God’s special creation and With His unconditional love, He shows me that my value is not based on what I have or have not done, but on who he is and who he created me to be. Romans 5:2 says: “Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

God’s goal for us is blessing. God is not trying to catch us doing something wrong. God is attempting to help us grow to our best. He does that, not by punishing us, but by correcting us. The process of our turning from our sin and turning to our God allows atonement to do a work in our heart and life, enabling us to live life at the higher place We were created for. Atonement provides us the opportunity to begin again as many times as we need to, because the purpose is our education and growth, not our punishment and eradication. It is God using His gifts of love, grace and mercy to lift us up, grow us and empower us for the greater life of blessing we were created for.

Open your heart to recognize and learn from your mistakes, sins and failures. Allow atonement to do its work in, on and through your life by accepting responsibility for your dishonesty, laziness and carelessness which has caused harm to both yourself and others. Pray for and reach out to those you have wronged or who have been impacted by your wrong and seek healing and restoration. Learn from your challenges and grow to be the person of blessing you were created to be.

May your life be filled with His love that overcomes fear and supernatural light that illuminates and chases away the darkness.

What Happens When we Surrender?

God knows you because He created you. He knows what’s going on in your life and has a better grasp of your thoughts than you do. God knows what you have messed up, that needs to be straightened. God knows what you have broken that needs to be put back together. God knows what you think is impossible and He has declared that nothing shall be impossible and that with Him. all things are possible.

God knows what you worry about in the late dark hours of the night, the things that keep you from getting the sound sleep you are so desperate for. God knows the reoccurring pain which flows from a broken heart that never seems to heal. God knows that you think your life is a total loss and He also knows better than you, that it is not.

God, who created you is the master healer, the divine author and the chief instructor to help you heal your heart hurts, discover the miracles that put the broken pieces back together and teaches you about the power inside you that will help you to overcome anything outside you that might try to take you down.

The secret to unlocking the miraculous healing that puts it all back together is SURRENDER. The first step of surrender is admitting and accepting that we are messed up. We tend to get distracted by how we got messed up, but it really does not matter how it happened, because once it has happened, the mess has to be dealt with. Once it happens to you, it belongs to you so the question is: What are you going to do with it?

God cannot do and will not do what we can do for ourselves. We can talk to others about our problems. We can blame whoever we want to for the bad stuff that has happened to us, but until we name it and claim it, then we cannot surrender and let it go. And if we want or expect God to do something about it, then we must do our part. Transformation takes place when we do our part, so God’s part can be unleashed and set free to do the miraculous in our lives and living.

Forgiveness Is Freedom!

I woke up and fond myself in a prison of my own making. It’s bars were comprised of the memories which I had woven together with my unwillingness to let go and forgive those who had wronged me. I eventually discovered that I was my own judge and jury and that to be free, all I had to do was forgive, let go and the bars that held me in and kept me from moving forward would melt away and offer me sweet freedom to live, really live the life I was created for.

Forgiveness is not for the other person, it is for you and me. When we forgive, it offers us the opportunity to obtain our very own peace of mind. When I seek to get even with someone else and attack them because I feel they have done me wrong I am really attacking myself, for in the spirit, we are all connected. Getting them back does not fix my thoughts and so I’m still stuck with a very serious problem.

This is why our thoughts are so powerful, because what I am thinking about you is really an expression of what I am thinking about myself, because through our Creator we are all connected and the same. God is love and we were created by love, in love and for love. Love unites us, joins us together and makes us one.

This love has the power to set us free to live an amazing and blessed life or we can abuse it and totally miss what we were created for. Real love does not just love self, it also loves others. And real love leads and empowers us toward forgiveness, for forgiveness is freedom. I don’t have to live a life addicted to pain, love sets me free, if I will just claim and enjoy my freedom.

One of the greatest powers we have been granted is the power of choice. We choose to give power to what someone did to us and empower their wrong, so that “the wrong” is calling the shots in our life and living or we choose love which leads to forgiveness and live in the power of our created purpose and enjoy the freedom that allows blessings to continue to flow into and through our life.

It really is all a matter of where you decide to invest your faith. What do you really believe in? Do you believe in the love you were created for, by and in? If you really believe, then you have all the power you need to overlook and overcome any sin committed against you. Face your feelings, feel them, work through them and then choose love which leads to forgiveness, which always ultimately sets you free to live the miracle.

Love is the way, forgiveness is the challenge and freedom is the reward…