Greetings to all of you my readers! Whoever is reading this article right now, I really humbly thank you for sparing your time to read this article.I believe you have a hunger, in your heart to know more about the scriptures at the same time,I humbly confess, that I am no authority, to teach or impart anything to anyone, but as the “Holy Spirit” leads me, I put across my views and teachings, that I have learnt, through the years of my journey with my Lord and my Saviour Jesus of Nazareth .
(Shash Grewal(Shashwati) is a philanthropist and a social worker, who tries to reach out to hurting hearts with scriptural blessings and kindness.)
Though I can’t express enough of my gratitude to My Lord, for touching my life and changing it upside down and returning beauty for all of my ashes.
Today I want to take the opportunity to share a bit on the topic of “pasts”. We all have pasts, that’s why we all are here in our “present”.
We all have gone through our fair share of experiences, good and bad. The ones that hurt us, the ones that made us, some experiences that we are proud of and some wrong decisions that we want to forget and wipe off from our memory lanes.nevertheless, those decisions also shaped us.
(Shash Grewal(Shashwati) is a scriptural Motivational Writer, Speaker, Spiritual Teacher, Preacher and an Evangelist.)
Bible also talks about people who had pasts, who were ashamed of themselves, unless ofcourse they had an encounter with “JESUS”.
Out of many characters in the Bible, a character that intrigues me, is the woman in Luke 7:37, who had a past…. she was a woman who survived in those days by selling her body…. she was a prostitute, according to Pharisees, “an especially a wicked sinner”. Her reference in the scriptures has a special reason, I believe it shows that God does not call people with wonderful pasts, since it would not give glory to His holy name if people are called because of their good deeds.then it wouldn’t be called “Grace” in the first place.
This particular woman had a negative, or rather shameful past. She must not be having any hope or faith, since she knew, there’s no end to her tribulations because of her profession, she was considered an outcast by everyone.
But starting your life with a bad beginning doesn’t mean you cannot have a good finish.
Luke 7:37 says, when she learnt that Jesus was reclining at the table in the Pharisees house, she did not waste her time thinking what people will think or how Jesus would react, but she went straight to the house with an alabaster flask of ointment, and Luke 7:38 says she kept weeping and wet Lord’s feet with her tears and kept cleaning her tears on His feet with the hair, on her head and kept anointing His feet, with the perfume.
Luke 7:47 sayshe who is forgiven little loves little, but the ones forgiven much loves much.
This woman knew her past, and was ashamed of it, but was overwhelmed with forgiveness of her sins (as many as they were). She wanted to serve God in the best of her capabilities, and Jesus saw that. her heart and not her past.
What an amazing God we serve.His mercies endureth forever.
When we have an unpleasant past, we often get either into hiding, or into the game of proving ourselves to people, that we are acceptable.
Why? why do we have to prove ourselves to people? They themselves have committed blunders and wrong choices in their lives. they must be dealing with the same issues as you and I are dealing with, then who are they to accept or not accept us? Does their opinion matter to us at all?
They stand as rags infront of God themselves, just the way you and I stand infront of God, then why should we even bother to give explanations to anyone for that matter?
All that matters and ever mattered…is how you stand infront of God’s Holy presence!!!!
Are you regretting your decisions? Is your heart full of repentance? Are you ready to serve God? Are you ready to serve His people by helping them with the scriptures in the correct manner that they may come out of their “valleys”, seeing God’s light shining out through you or are you manipulating the scriptures according to your own convenience to suit your purpose and make yourself look holy infront of the gullible and repentant crowd.
All that you have to be bothered about in life is “HIM”, the great “I AM”……
That’s all that matters.then our past wouldn’t make any sense. All that would matter is the truth, that “God loves you” and His love is eternal and endures forever.
No one has the right to judge you, because no one really knows what you have been through. They did not feel what you felt in your heart.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Mathew 5:3
God bless you all.