Some things are just so fearful, painful and "guiltful" to even think about, let alone talk about. VOWS, are voluntary promises that we commit to perform. Some "vows" are rash promises, some are intentional lies, but some are in the Presence of GOD and cannot be destroyed! Excessive or perpetual self-condemnation and using guilt to confirm Spiritual hopelessness, allows satan to distract us from prompt repentance and living in Peace instead of denial. If our vow was never intended to be fulfilled, it was a lie from the start, CHRIST said in Revelations 21:8, "...liars will not be allowed into the Kingdom of GOD..." But what about a prayerful vow, an intentional, voluntary VOW before GOD that you know you did not Glorify GOD, by not fulfilling that promise? Does it mean your VOW was meaningless? Does it mean you have destroyed lives as a result of your disobedience? The presence of GOD when you made that VOW doesn't change; the purity, radiance, power, energy and love at that moment will always be the Truth in your soul. But the "sins" after the VOW? GOD'S solution to any sin is "Repentance"! Repentance includes "GODLY SORROW", a deep, heartfelt, all-consuming regret and conviction for our actions, thoughts and words. GOD makes it clear to us in 2 Corinthians 7:10, "For GODLY grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret..." GODLY grief comes from GOD! Was that VOW a lie, or was it the closest to the Truth and Presence of GOD that you had ever known? Then ask forgiveness for the things you did that followed your VOW, and repent; for the VOW itself was made in the AWE and REVERENCE of GOD, and nothing will tarnish or destroy it! That moment is what you "hang" on to, for that is a time when you saw yourself as GOD sees you. GODLY VOWS do predestine our ultimate choices between right and wrong and our Salvation; do we choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19)? GOD has Mercy and Forgiveness to those who genuinely repent; HE takes away the wasted years; and restores those you might feel you have hurt. After all, your heart's desire is for their and your Salvation; so enjoy the intimacy and revelation of your VOWS; don't let them be SO DEEP, THAT YOU WON'T EVEN TALK WITH GOD ABOUT IT.
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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