OUR MINDS. They’re recording devices, aren’t they? Tape recorders. DVR’s. They take it all in and keep it. Whatever “it” may be. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel as though my brain can’t possibly hold more! Sometimes, I want to dump some of the old information just so I can take in the new. Unfortunately, some of the deleted info is stuff I should keep, and some of the new info is stuff I really don’t need.
Either way, the tape recorder in our minds is constantly running, recording new information or replaying old information. Memories. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it only played back the good stuff? Sadly, it doesn’t work that way. At least not if the Devil has anything to say about it.
Hit rewind, click delete
Stand face to face with the younger me
This is the line running through my head this morning. Words from Fix My Eyes by for KING & COUNTRY. And that’s exactly what Satan would have us do every day of our lives… Hit rewind and re-live all the “terrible, awful, horrible, no good, very bad” things we’ve ever done. Click delete and get rid of the positive in our lives… The good we’ve done, the blessings we have, the love in our lives.
What happens when we “stand face to face with the younger me?” Our human-ness condemns us. We see the flaws. We remember the wrong we did. Or the wrong done TO us. Some of us see a person we never want to be again. Others see a person we wish we could be again. Any of these scenarios are exactly where Satan wants us… Living in the past. Afraid to move forward in Christ. Afraid of the freedom we have in our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
NO condemnation. It doesn’t say there is some condemnation. It doesn’t say there will be condemnation. THERE. IS. NO. CONDEMNATION. None. Zip. Zilch. Nada. If we are in Christ, we can stand face to face with our younger selves or look forward to our future selves with full freedom and assurance, “forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,” we must “press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
I love how God shows me his love and guides me through the music. Often I get something completely different from the same song. Click here to read Fix My Eyes from May 30th