This small Word can have such a huge impact.
On the technical side of things, you can imagine having a download of information that took weeks or even years to fully complete, and at the touch of a single button, all can be erased.
But I want you to look at that Word from a different perspective.
What if you pressed the delete button on your past?
The book or chapters of your life you aren’t proud of.
Or someone else’s?
That’s what God does;
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Hebrews 8:12
Look at the term “Will I” or we would say, I “will.”
He chooses to delete them.
I had a situation that happened a few years ago, that involved a text message that was sent to me that I wasn’t supposed to have received.
I had to choose what I would do with it.
My flesh wanted to keep rehearsing what I saw, but my Spirit wanted to obey the Lord and forgive and forget.
I didn’t realize my phone was set to delete text messages after 30 days, and even after the issue had been settled,
My flesh wanted to bring it back up.
I went to look for it……..but it wasn’t there!
God spoke in volumes to me that day.
“This is what it means to forgive,” He said.
We need to set our system of thinking to default with delete.
If we aren’t bringing up our own past, then the enemy, or even someone else may,
but what if you and I have hit the delete button.
Then it’s just no longer there- No matter how hard you try to find it.
God witnessed this to my heart again this morning.
Past issues have tried to creep back into my thoughts lately, and as I asked the Lord about it, He simply said,
“You don’t have a past, only a future.”
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Yes, Chelsea, But I have things on this side of being a new creature that I have a hard time letting go of.”
Then make a conscious decision today, to hit delete.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9