Come rest here with me and do not dwell on the things of the past. The past is behind you and I am forever in front of you. I am always with you no matter what you do or say. I love you always and for all eternity. My love is not conditional based on your actions, but my love has been with you for all generations. Nothing can keep me from loving you, not even your denial of me. Your actions and your choices do not dictate how much I love you, for I have loved you from the beginning of time and for all the time that is before you. I am beyond space and time but I use these terms for you. My love is infinite and set upon you. You are mine and I will always be with you.
Come rest and share your heart with me. Let me clear your mind of the clutter left behind from days gone by. This is not who you are anymore, for you are a new creation in me, cleansed, forgiven, and set free. You don’t live in the past; you live in the now and I am with you here and now. Ask me, and I will cleanse you and forgive you. This doesn’t mean that these things are wiped clean from your memory. Your thoughts are up to you as to what you will entertain. Ask me to give you my thoughts and dwell with me in the heavenlies. Do not let your mind be stuck in the things and pleasures of the past, but come up here and learn to live your life in me.
Come and rest and let me teach you how to live victoriously in me. You are mine and you have already attained victory by believing in me and walking with me. This act of faith and commitment to me guarantees your place with me. You’ve already made your choice, now the rest is a daily decision to keep in step with me. It’s not easy, I never said it would be, but if you make the choice each day to resign your will and follow mine, I will lead you to victory each time. Point yourself in the direction I want you to go. Keep your feet on my path and you will never go wrong.
Matthew 11:28-30 New Century Version
28 “Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 29 Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. 30 The burden that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light.”
Isaiah 43:18-19 New Century Version
18 The Lord says, “Forget what happened before,
and do not think about the past.
19 Look at the new thing I am going to do.
It is already happening. Don’t you see it?
I will make a road in the desert
and rivers in the dry land.
2 Corinthians 5:17 New Living Translation
17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
Colossians 3:1-10 New Living Translation
3 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. 5 So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. 6 Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. 7 You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. 8 But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. 9 Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. 10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
Proverbs 16:6 The Passion Translation
You can avoid evil through surrendered worship and the fear of God, for the power of his faithful love removes sin’s guilt and grip over you.