I just had to post this awesome upbeat song by Isaac Carree called Reset. The song that I’ve actually posted is a combination of three versions of the same song – Reset I, Reset II and Reset III all combined into this one Reset song clip. I was thinking that as we draw near to a final close of the year (literally in less than 8 days), we can either think about the mistakes we’ve made and dwell on them, or we can choose to press the reset button in our minds and do things over on a clean fresh slate as we enter into the New Year of 2018. I think that sometimes as people we beat ourselves up over our past mistakes so much that we remain stagnant in self-condemnation mode that we fail to move forward. So my encouragement to those that find themselves stuck in such a place is to remember that God is always ready to forgive you and wants you to move on from your past mistakes and failures in order to see you succeed. Maybe people in your life want to trap you in a cycle of self-condemnation, but in Christ Jesus, there is no more condemnation because the Blood of Jesus covers all sin, and I mean ALL SIN. I also want to make it crystal clear that our job as Christians is to not necessarily excuse bad behaviour which includes criminal behaviour under the umbrella of “grace” when it’s convenient for us, because people do in fact reap what they sow. However, having said that, we should however, learn from our shortcomings in order to learn to Sin no more. I believe that that is what God wants for us as Believers to do.
I love how in the beginning of the Issac’s song that I’ve posted below starts off with a computer asking for a command, and when Isaac Carree gives it a negative command such as “Fear”, “Depression” and “Broken”, the computer refuses to acknowledge nor recognize the command until he says RESET.
- How many of us need a reset button for all our past mistakes and failures that you may have made in your life?
- How many of us have fallen short of the glory of God and need a reset button to get back on track?
Well, how blessed are we in that we don’t need a reset button in our lives for our past mistakes and failures because the Blood of Jesus is sufficient enough to cover ALL of our sins, ALL of our shortfalls and ALL of our failures. Without the Blood of Jesus, we remain in that realm of self-condemnation. God doesn’t want us to live there. He wants all of us to break the chains of our bondages and seek freedom from sin and self-condemnation and live a life filled with victory and liberation. We cannot live in a place of self-denial with regards to our short-comings and assume that we can simply live under “the grace of God” if we fail to acknowledge that we also need to be contrite in spirit as well if we are to receive full forgiveness from God with a pure heart and allow our minds to be renewed so that we choose to no longer stray in the wrong direction that leads us into that place of self-condemnation in the first place. We cannot fool God with our heart conditions and our self-motivated ill-intentions using the “grace” card if you have no intention of reforming your ways to seek to be in right-standing before God’s eyes again. God shall not be mocked. We must honestly be contrite in Spirit when we come before Him and confess our sins to Him so that we can be redeemed. I pray that as you listen to this song that I have posted today, you will reflect on seeking God to help you in the areas you feel that you fall short. God is able to redeem and forgive you so that you can be in right-standing again if you just confess your sins, weaknesses and failures with your mouth through prayer and seek God’s face in humility to help you overcome your weaknesses and failures.
Remember these scriptures as you pray for forgiveness:
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.
[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Remember, that God’s grace is sufficient to give you strength that is made perfect in weakness as stated in the following scripture below:
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀