Wednesday, August 29, 2018

August 29

Anytime I can get a day at the beach, I’m in, even if it was to paint the interior of our little place. I had gotten a wild hair a few years ago to paint a couple of walls red, and I have loved it, but it was time to bring back a neutral palette, something more peaceful. I had a lot of color going on everywhere, so I removed all the decor that added to the chaos, and cleared out the clutter. It’s amazing how that can change the entire place. The beach was the same way. We’ve been experiencing westerly winds and it’s been pushing the red tide away from the shore, so the water is clear again, and the dead things are getting carried offshore. These are two examples of what it’s like to have grace poured out and lavished upon us. It feels good to have the clutter of sin purged, and to become your original self, back to the bare bones of who you are supposed to be. Don’t hang on to your past, Jesus has cleansed you of all of it! He wasn’t tortured, beaten, and hung on a cross so you could continue in your misery. He overcame it when He rose from the dead, and so should you.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight Ephesians 1:7-8

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