Jennifer Kostick– Jennifer Kostick is an author and speaker who teaches women how to activate their life’s purpose through the study of Scripture. Jennifer knows more about grief and loss than she ever thought she would, but Jesus met her in the middle of fierce storms and held her tightly with an even fiercer love. In addition to her love of teaching the powerful truth of Scripture, Jennifer is married to Paul, her husband of twenty-five years, has three children, and a beautiful daughter-in-law! She is also a full-time seminary student… because you can never know too much about the Bible! Jennifer blogs at www.Jenniferkostick.com and is passionate about encouraging women through a godly message of mercy and hope.
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.
I think the reason so many of us hate Mondays is not JUST because we are leaving behind weekend fun, but because we tend to carry baggage from the previous week into the new one. I know I’ve talked previously about carrying baggage from one year to the next, but maybe we need to start simpler – one week at a time, one day at a time, maybe one hour at a time or less! I suppose it all depends on our circumstances.
I recently had a conversation with someone about how hard it is to let certain happenings roll off our backs. I’ve always admired people who could easily leave hurtful words and actions behind as if they weren’t important at all. I struggle with wrongdoing against me, which is ridiculous because forgiveness spotlights the cross and reminds us we can be free because of the sin Jesus left nailed to it.
He is alive and sin remains dead with no power at all. It’s nailed to the cross forever!
It seems that if my focus is on He who overcame, then I can surely overcome human error. And, if I want others to forgive me, then I better take hold of these principles and make them part of everyday life. It’s then the heaviness of all those ugly words, actions, hurt feelings, and resentment can be cast aside like trash in the dump.
Here’s a challenge for our Monday: Let’s evaluate what inner trash we need to take to the dump! Forgive who needs forgiven. (Whether they ask for it or not. OUCH! I know, friend, I know.) And, ask forgiveness for ourselves.
Let’s determine to leave behind what Jesus already nailed to the cross and start fresh in His truth and love.
YOU can do this!
WE can do this!
Have a great Monday!
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