Since starting going out with my girlfriend I have been sharing a lot about my life which has led to a lot of reflection on the 'old me'. There are days when I am greatly troubled by what has gone before, today - for various reasons - has been one of those days.
But as these thoughts were going through my mind so did something that was shared in last nights sermon; the words, "I am a new creation, no more in condemnation." For sure, as I shared in my sermon yesterday morning, there are consequences for our actions - for our sin, but there is also forgiveness. There is making new. I have been encouraged in a time of fear and doubt by the knowledge that whatever has gone before, and whatever the consequences of that may be, that in accepting Him the atoning sacrifice of Christ has set me free meaning that I live no more in condemnation.