Releasing the Past

This morning as I study and pray, the thought came to me that my Church family may know me better  than my own family.  There are times when I feel less judged by my Church family and I feel my siblings may still view me in the past.  Then, I asked myself, “Is this my thinking?”  Philippians 3:13-14 states “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend time with family individually as they were here during a recent challenge I experienced.  The only thing that was expressed was Love, no pretense nor judgment at all.  As I think back my heart is filled with gratitude and humility for that time with each of them.  My daily prayer is for more grace and the ability to drop off any concern on what anyone else thinks.  It really is none of my business.  Spiritual growth is all that really is going on.

Gratitude is Riches Swallowtail

 

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