“Separate from the past . . . .” (see reblogged post below). Those are words to heed. If we as Christians have gotten so messed by our culture over the years that we don’t even recognized just how much sin has taken hold of our lives in a BIG way, we need to give it up and turn back to God.
As this post below states, “Abraham’s obedience and faith were motivated by a deep love for God. He never would have been able to step away from the familiar things of the past were it not for God’s love and commitment to Him.” Remember, we cannot serve two masters. If we say we love Jesus Christ with our whole heart, we need to turn back to Him now. Today. And get our lives back on the right track.
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Have you ever wondered why God instructed Abraham to leave his home (Genesis 12:1)? This request meant packing up all that belonged to him and leaving behind those he loved—his mother along with other family members and friends. It was not an easy request, but it was a necessary one.
When God calls you to Himself, the first thing He does is separate you from the immorality of the past. He gives you a new life and a new standard of living. The power of sin is broken in your life.
However, we have a choice to make. Either we obey God and move away from sin or we continue to fall prey to its temptation. Abraham made a decision to obey God and to leave the very things that once held him captive.
We can do the same. We can leave the addictions of the past behind. We can…
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