Command my people to watch and pray. Tell them to follow all my commands and listen for my voice; to follow my instructions each and every day. Do not waste your time listening to the echoes of the past, but walk with me in newness every day. You are no longer a prisoner of the past. Your heart is mine and you are one with me. You can no longer function like a prisoner chained to the past, but walk in unison and being of the same mind and heart with me.
Torment, anger, and rage, are a thing of the past and it’s time for those things to go. No longer will you be a prisoner to the things that have held you back. You are free to live in me, letting nothing hold you back. Consecrate yourself to me. Let me mold you and make you into the son or daughter you ought to be. You have strayed away too long living and wallowing in your sin day to day.
It’s time for a fresh start. Time to let the things of the past be only in your past. Let go of the sin you’ve kept a grip upon, returning to time and time again. Come to me and let me renew your mind and renew your spirit. Let me deposit a freshness of my Spirit into your being and give you a new hope in me.
Consecrate yourself to follow me and only me. Give yourself to me on a daily basis. Come to me each day in prayer and seek my face continuously. Even when you are tempted to sin come and submit yourself to me. This coming to me will be your remedy for falling into the old patterns of sin. Say goodbye to your old ways of living and say hello to righteous living in me. A life of living in sin only wreaks havoc on your life.
Condemnation keeps you in the dark. It tells you lies that you continue to entertain and believe. Put your attention towards my Word and give your time and attention over to me. Stop wasting your time going back to your old ways of thinking and keep a continual focus on me. What must it take to keep your eyes focused in my direction? Do you want this life that you have chosen? Choose the way you’re going to live but quit putting one foot in and one foot in the other.
To follow me means to follow in the ways of YAHWEH. There’s no looking to the past and revisiting things that don’t last. The past is now gone so now walk in newness with me. Your life in me causes you to live in victory. My blood cleanses a multitude of sins, but you must come and receive forgiveness from me. I have done all the work that needs to be done, so come and cast your cares upon me. Come and confess your sins to me and receive the forgiveness that is needed. Reach up to me right where you are at; ask and you will receive all that is needed from me.
Mark 14:37-38 The Passion Translation
37Then he came back to his three disciples and found them all sound asleep. He awakened Peter and said to him, “Simon, are you asleep? Do you lack the strength to stay awake with me for even just an hour? 38Keep alert and pray that you’ll be spared from this time of testing. For your spirit is eager enough, but your humanity is feeble.”
Romans 6:4 New Century Version
4 When we were baptized, we were buried with Christ and shared his death. So, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the wonderful power of the Father, we also can live a new life.
Joshua 3:5 English Standard Version
5 Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”
Romans 12:1-2 New Living Translation
12 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
1 Peter 1:13-16 New Century Version
13 So prepare your minds for service and have self-control. All your hope should be for the gift of grace that will be yours when Jesus Christ is shown to you. 14 Now that you are obedient children of God do not live as you did in the past. You did not understand, so you did the evil things you wanted. 15 But be holy in all you do, just as God, the One who called you, is holy. 16 It is written in the Scriptures: “You must be holy, because I am holy.”