By: Stacy Davis
2 Corinthians 5:17: “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
PERSONAL REFLECTION: Delete, delete, delete. That is how I began my work one morning. As my inbox had been filled up with thousands of junk emails, I could no longer find the important ones. As I sat at my computer hitting delete over and over to get rid of the trash, Jesus caught my attention. My life was once like that inbox, full of junk. Then, I gave it up and Jesus hit delete, delete, delete. He didn’t put my sins in an old mailbox or a saved folder to bring up later. He deleted them completely. He found the important stuff in me and treasured it!
PERSONAL APPLICATION: I realized at that moment, I had not done the same. I had placed it in an old mailbox so satan could bring it up every now and then and torment me with guilt and shame. That is not the plan Christ has for us. Just as He forgot our sins and made us new, He wants us to do the same. He wants us to delete all those things that made us junk and find the treasure we are meant to be in Him.
PRAYER: Father, thank You for hitting my delete button time and time again. Thank You for the sacrifice that You made because You found the treasure in me. Thank You for taking away the guilt and shame of the junk and making me a new person! Help me daily to remember that those things which have been deleted cannot be reopened. Show me the treasure You found in me so that I can do Your will and fulfill the purpose You have for me. Thank You for my beautiful new life! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stacy has been married to Tommy for 6 years. She is the mom of 3-year old Peyton and 1-year old Faith, and step-mom of 10-year old Brookelyn and 7-year old Rexton. She is enjoying her time being a stay-at-home mom and an independent sales consultant for Thirty-One Gifts. She and Tommy moved to the area and began attending Life Assembly in September 2010.