Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply hit the reset button and start over with an absolutely clean slate? It seems to be the way we handle things today. When something stops doing what it’s supposed to do, we hit a button and reset the thing that’s out of order. If we could just do that with our hearts, our souls and our bodies and minds, we wouldn’t need someone to fix it for us. We wouldn’t need a Savior. The only problem with that way of thinking is that those issues will rear their ugly heads again and again and once again.

When we ask God to forgive us for our mistakes – our lies – our bad deeds – our SINS, the reset button is placed in motion. The difference here is that our sins and everything that is attached to them has already been forgiven. Every sin committed before the crucifixion of Jesus, during His lifetime and into the future was washed away through His sacrifice. This was done so that we would never have to put the reset button into use. It’s all been done for us, by Almighty God, the Father, through His only begotten Son, because of His unconditional love for all.

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,” 1 Peter 3:18

This wonderful, precious gift doesn’t give us the freedom to continue in our sin. Instead, we should feel the power of God within us, through His Holy Spirit, and change our past lives to show our gratitude for this wonderful blessing of forgiveness. Beyond that, we should be so full of joy that we want the whole world to know what Jesus has done for everyone. We follow Him and encourage others to join us in this new life,

On this Shrove Tuesday, instead of whooping it up and trying to get every possible bad thing out of your system, turn instead to the eternal Son of God – the One who makes Heaven available to everyone who chooses to follow Him.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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8 Responses to EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY?

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Good post; reset without JEsus is bound to be a rebound into sin

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  2. Amen! God is so much smarter than all of mankind’s wisdom combined.

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