give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

Dogging my Steps by Teresa Blaes

I see you,

Dogging my every step…

With your lackies close behind, shame and regret.

Reminding me of my failure, and my every misstep,

Making me want to shrink back in the mist.

Of them whispering in my ear, 

“Call it quits while you’re still ahead”…

But there is no shame for those who are in him,

His blood covers all my sins.

Even those that make me sick and beg to forget,

So. now you have no place…

It’s time for you to stop dogging my steps.

And take your message to the depths.

Of the sea of forgetfulness!

I am forever HIS!

Hello, Altered Stories Family,

I want to touch on something that every single one of us deals with, including me.  We all have those things that when brought to mind, strike a painful chord in our hearts, because we either have pain that comes from the wound, or we battle shame and condemnation.

We know that his blood covers all our sins, but when the enemy is whispering in our ears and the noise gets so loud all we want to do is curl up and not think.  How do we take that thought captive as it commands us to do in Scripture?

First let me tell you, I know what it feels like to feel like every step you take just to do the minimum of things you need to do, as what you are called to do is a struggle.

I know what a fight it can be, just to get out of bed every day, to face another day battling mistakes you made, dealing with other people, and putting out fires that come up in life.

But, let me tell you with Gods help, you can do this. Even if it means focusing on taking one step and then another, and then another.

Focus on doing one thing to move yourself forward.  Focus on doing one thing, that you can say I got that done, and accomplished something.

Second, the harder the fight, the more you need to press into God. If that means crying out to him, for help multiple times a day, then do so.

Remind yourself of the scriptures that will help in your situation.

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 (ESV)

Finally, remember that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, so when the evil one tries to remind you of your past, no matter how dark that past is, you need only remind him of the blood that covers that past.

If you are reading this, and you do not have the blood of Christ covering your sin, then today is the best day to make that happen.

It is as simple as A B C.

Admit that you are a sinner, and that you are at odds with a Holy God.

Believe that Christ is who he says he is, fully God, and fully man. He lived a life you could not live, completely perfect, and died a death on the cross for you.  He rose again on the third day and is in Heaven sitting at the right hand of the Father.

Confess him as Lord and Savior of your life. You can let us know or tell a friend or member of your family.

Today is the day of salvation, and God’s arm is not so short that it cannot save.

If you do know him, then press into him.

God bless,

Teresa