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New Beginnings

Isaiah 1;18

“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.

This verse is the key to continued spiritual progress. Along our Christian journey we may become vulnerable and fall victim to the enemy’s snares that are set along the way. It is alarming to know that many believers walk around burdened with guilt and self-pity for mistakes they have made in the past, that hinders them from true freedom which is available in Christ Jesus.

As a young believer I have fallen victim to condemnation and self-inflicted punishment on several occasions because I lacked the revelation of God’s mercy towards me.

This verse is not an excuse to sin, and although his love is unconditional, his tolerance for sin isn’t. Yet, at the same time he is not waiting around for us to slip up so he can reign terror upon our lives.

There is a way provided for us to escape the consequence of un-repented sin and that is to run immediately to God to reason the matter out with Him. Not tomorrow, not next week but right now!

Scarlet and Crimson were the most unyielding and resistant of dyes used which made them almost impossible to wash off if a garment was stained by it. Likewise, we may walk around with stains of past sins that has found its way into the fabric of our being that seems impossible to get rid of. There is such a reassurance today that God is able to cleanse it.

It does not matter to God the depths of your sin, the stain it has left on your mind and soul, once you are willing to reason with Him, He is willing to clean it up and give you a new beginning.


Let’s Pray

Heavenly Father, today I accept your offer to come and reason with you. I give you access to my past hurt, fears and transgressions allowing you to remove the deep stains and impressions they have made on my life. Break down the walls that divided us because of sin and by your blood wash me clean, restore unto me the joy of your salvation and grant unto me a new beginning.

In Jesus name, Amen!

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