August 12, 2015
Greetings Family of God!
Perhaps you are reading this and saying to yourself, “I wonder if there is a relevant Word for me today?” Guess what?? You’re in the right place at the right time. Today’s WORD for the Week is focused on all of us that have problems with letting go of the past and moving forward towards the future. A great poet wisely stated, “You can’t start the next CHAPTER of your LIFE if you keep RE-READING the last one!” It’s very unfortunate that past hurts, hindrances and things that seemingly harmed us still plague many of us today. But, I’m finding out daily that it’s only when you make up your mind that your past issues or circumstances will no longer hold you hostage that you can truly move forward.
All too often, we as believers saturate our minds with the memories of dark and dismal events that once caused us to stumble or set us back greatly. Many of us, including myself, have sometimes been held temporarily captive by thoughts that cause moments of depression, anxiety, anxiousness, worry, fatigue, anger, resentment and a host of other unpleasant feelings and emotions. But, today I am making a declaration to everyone who has ever been frustrated because of failures, mad because of mess, lonely because of lack of love, withdrawn because of worry and angry because of abandonment! If this describes your situation or someone else that you know and love, then simply shout out this DECLARATION, “IT CAN’T HURT ME NOW!”
For those of you that were inappropriately touched as a child, “IT CAN’T HURT YOU NOW!”
If they left you, walked out on you or abandoned you, guess what??.. “THEY CAN’T HURT YOU NOW!”
If they abused you, demeaned you, discouraged you or depressed you, “THEY CAN’T HURT YOU NOW!”
If the situation caused you pain, pressure, tears and stimulated fears, “IT CAN’T HURT YOU NOW!”
If it caused you sleepless nights, dismal days and months of mourning…”IT CAN’T HURT YOU NOW!”
I Declare the WORD OF GOD over the lives of every believer, every Saint and every person that is in need of healing…”GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, than he that is in the WORLD!” (1 John 4:4) He, who is the Spirit of the Most HIGH GOD is able to wage war against any evil, wicked and depressed spirit of the enemy! He is able to tame, defeat and conquer any demoniac stronghold that has you bound. And when you get through it…and YOU will, you can stand with power and boldly say what the Apostle Paul stated in Philippians 3:13-14, “Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press towards the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus!” In other words, KEEP PRESSING AND IT CAN’T HURT YOU!!
Be encouraged by the WORD over your life, the WORD within your life and the WORD that guides your life!!!
Now, think on these things…
Love you lots,
Impacting Lives for the Cause of Christ!
Kedric L. McKnight
Rev. Kedric L. McKnight is the founder and Senior Pastor of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church. Weekly he shares motivational articles and insights with members and friends,