Forgive yourself of the sins of your past. Move on and grow from it. We are like flowers. In darkness, we do not grow, but when light is shined down on us, we flourish and grow. Let the Lord’s light shine down on you. Open your petals and be engulfed in his light. You will find growth, love and faith in His garden.
I think it’s safe to say we have all done things in our past we are not proud of. If we let that rule our lives then we are letting the demons run our lives. If you do not let go of the past, learn from it and move on, then you can not grow from it.
I love that word,’grow‘. Growing is something we do all our lives, physically, mentally and spiritually.
I’ll leave you with a parable tonight.
“That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.” Matthew 13:1-9 (NIV)