But I keep cruising
Can’t stop, won’t stop moving
It’s like I got this music In my mind
Saying, “It’s gonna be alright.”
I’m just gonna Shake,shake,shake…
I shake it off, shake it off.
Long ago in a dry middle eastern city or so the legend says; a farmer’s little horse fell into a DEEP and dry well. Since the farmer had no way to get it out, he decided to bury it there. He got a truckload of dirt and dumped it on top of the horse. But instead of lying down under it, the Horse started kicking and snorting until he worked his way to the top of it. This continued all afternoon. Truckload after truckload, the horse just kept shaking it off and stepping on top of it. Finally when the dirt reached the top of the well the horse just snorted and walked away, a dirtier but a wiser horse. What was intended to bury him, just
brought him out on top.
Isaiah 52:2 (ESV)
Shake yourself from the dust and arise; be seated, O Jerusalem;
loose the bonds from your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion.
ACTS 28:2-6 (NIV) says…
When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand. When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live.” He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.
On his way to Rome, Paul was shipwrecked on an island. As he was gathering firewood a snake attached itself to his arm. What did he do? The Bible says he just ‘shook it off.’ There’s an important lesson for you in those two stories. You can either dwell on the past, or shake it off and move toward the future God has planned for you.
Paul, a man with a past, writes about ‘…Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forward to those things which
are ahead’ (Phil 3:13). Now, Paul didn’t forget his past, he just shook it off and kept going. You say, ‘But I’ve failed so badly.’ The Bible
says, ‘…God will not remember your sins’. So don’t condemn yourself and wallow in guilt and self pity… SHAKE IT OFF. When we are in a state of being upset or feeling guilty , we cannot hear from God clearly. God will lead us and walk us out of our troubles, but we cannot be led by the Spirit if we are offended and in turmoil. We can’t get away from the storms of life, or the temptation to be irritated by someone; but we can respond to offenses by saying, “God, You are merciful, and You are good. And I am going to put my confidence in You until this storm passes over.” Trust in Him, Has someone offended or rejected you and you need to “shake it off “? Trust God to give you the grace to act godly even in an ungodly situation, and to help you shake it off in order to be a witness to others. Receive Grace in Jesus Name
Romans 8 :1-4 (MESSAGE)
With the arrival of Jesus, THE Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer
have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death. God went for the jugular when he sent his own Son. He didn’t deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human
condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right once and for all. The law code, weakened as it always was by fractured human nature, could never have done that.
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