Published November 1, 2016

Shelia Shares
"Cleaning The Cache"

It just didn't work. No matter how long I waited and how hard I tried, I couldn't get where I wanted to go on my computer. It was frustrating. Someone told me people had been having trouble all day with this particular computer function. The solution, they said, was to clean out the computer's "cache."

I think I know what that means. To clean out the cache is to wipe out old paths on my computer. It means to get rid of past activities. Something got corrupted and needed to be removed. Then, when the old was washed away, my computer would work again.

After one of my surgeries, the first time I stood up, I got violently ill. The smelling salts came out and both nurses tried to hold me upright. After throwing up — covering the floor, both nurses and myself — I began to feel better. Before I could feel better, the "bad stuff" just needed to come out. (Sorry for the gross story.)

Spiritually, we are all sinners. The Bible says, "For all have sinned." That includes you and me. We all have "bad stuff" in our "life cache."

The Bible says the only remedy is to repent. We need to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness through the blood of Jesus Christ. He is the only way to God. It is really a pretty simple step.

Part of repentance is to move beyond our past. We need to get rid of the old destructive paths we've taken and begin to follow new paths. We need to get rid of the corrupt. Until we begin at the root of the problem and get it removed, we can't function in new life – in new fullness of life.

Today, clean out the "cache" of your life. Confess the sin. Ask for forgiveness. Walk with the only God, Who always has been and always will be. He is alive and you can be, as well.

- Shelia

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