I am no longer the things of my past...I am the daughter of the Great I AM.

Exodus 3:14
And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
2 Corithians 6:18
I will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Here is the Truth

I know from personal experience that when you mess up, whether it is small and private or big and public, Satan will try to use it against you for years. Here is the truth...

1. God has grace enough to cover your sin.
You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. Psalm 85:2

2. God still has plans for you.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

3. What you imagine people are saying is always worse than what they are really saying.
(I don't have a verse to back this one. It is just something I have learned from personal experience.)

4. You are the child of the Most High King, NOT whatever Satan is whispering in your ear.
I will be a Father to you, And you shall be my sons and daughters, say the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:18

Whatever you have done, God is ready and able to forgive and forget. 1 John 1:9 tell us that If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. I especially like that last part... He will purify us. So the next time Satan is trying to get you down, don't listen. Instead you tell him that he is defeated, and God has plans for you.


  1. Great post, and not to diminish it's impact, but.... God "covering" our sins is an OT analogy because it had to be done over and over again with the blood of a lamb. When the blood was thrown on the mercy seat God then did not see our sins because they were covered. In the NT God doesn't just cover them he washes them away with the blood of THE LAMB! :-)

  2. I apologize for the confusion over my choice of the word covered. When I used that word, my intention was not that of a blanket, but rather as a debt paid. For instance, when two friends go to a restaurant and the check comes, one tells the other that he has it covered.

    The fact is that Jesus' death on the cross paid for all of our sins ... past, present, and future. I would never want to diminish that fact with my poor choice of vocabulary. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will be more cautious with my choice of words in the future.