The Art of Forgetting Failure

“You’ve got a memory like an elephant”

How do people know the thoughts of an elephant?

But maybe what they are rather looking at as an allegory,

is the size of the elephant.

It’s an overweight animal.

And I dare say this morning, that I’ve definitely had a memory like an elephant.

I’ve been overweight in my remembrance of the past-

And not in a good way.

But while discussing the Father’s character with a dear friend yesterday,

We see that God, has mastered the Perfect Art of Forgetting failure.

Our failures.

When we read of Abraham in the New covenant, through the lens of Jesus blood shed,

There is no trace of the escapade with Ishmael.

Only God speaking of Abraham’s complete obedience.

And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

He staggered not?

I believe I read somewhere else where He did.

So, How can this Be that God said he didn’t, when I know he did?

God chose to forget the failure.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

If God says we are Free, then we are Free indeed.

If God said He’s not dealing with us after our transgressions, then He’s not.

Will we choose to believe God, or how we feel?

I ran across some notes from a great bible study a while back.

It was a study on taking offense.

It was the acronym of the Word Cop.

Cover.

Overlook.

Pray.

That was what Jesus did for Abraham and the rest of us.

If we are true Cops for the Kingdom, and not mere Barney Fife’s (if that’s how you even spell it)

We will also enforce this kind of law.

Barney’s want to show off their power.

True Godly Authority wants to raise people up, not keep them down.

How about truly defending the Kingdom of our God today?

Enforce His Art of Forgetting Failures.

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