Before I got out of bed this morning the Lord began to speak to my heart about going back.
It started about 4:30 when I got up to use the restroom and thought about staying up, but the coziness of the warm bed was calling me to go back.
Is going back always a negative thing?
I tend to think that going forward is the only way to go, and it is,
|3 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,|
|14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.|
Go hard or go home, is how I generally think about life.
But I do believe there are times,
when like a draw on a bow,
or a recapturing of a vision,
or even as Jesus warned the churches in Revelation to return to their first love and do their works over,
that we need to go back,
for a season.
Take the Magnadoodle-
a child’s drawing board.
You go back to erase, and then have a brand new canvas to go forward.
That’s what God revealed to me the other day with Abraham.
His Name was actually Abram, until he decided that he had taken a wrong turn somewhere while believing for the promise,
and went back to where he had originally heard from God.
All of these examples are ours for the taking.
The Blood of Jesus, is our magnadoodle.
1 John 1:9 is that lever that we use to go back to where we missed it, and then, by mercy and grace,
Whatever happened 10 minutes ago or 10 years ago, has the ability to be erased and then you and I can move forward to a new canvas.
Oh, I’m breathing in Fresh mercy and Grace today.
Father, I go back to where I first heard your voice calling me into your presence with Promise.
I repent for not trusting who you are.
(I believe all sin and separation from God is a result of placing our trust elsewhere. Especially taking our own lives back into our own frail hands. It’s what Paul talked about in Galatians of how we start out in the Spirit and then try to make ourselves and even others, perfect in the flesh. )
You are a Great Father, providing, lovingly for all of my needs.
You lead me in paths of righteousness for your Name’s sake.
You forgave all my iniquities.
You’ve Healed every disease.
And you’ve crowned me with loving kindness and tender mercies.
You’ve redeemed my life from destruction.
And Oh, How you are restoring my soul.
I will go forward now, Trusting you with every detail.
Today is the day, I choose to be your daughter.
Accepted because of what Jesus did for me.
I’m Holding Fast to the promises.
In Jesus Name,