Good or bad, painful or joyful, we all have a past of some sort. It’s a common thought and pretty true that ‘we all bring our own baggage into a relationship and even into church’. Rather than use the word ‘baggage’ I prefer to use the word ‘story’ or ‘history’. It feels a little safer to say I have a story, or I have a history vs I have baggage. In order to break the power of the past, it will be helpful to identify it. While it’s easy to leave painful experiences in the past and buried deeply, it’s also very dangerous in our relationships and places of work.
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Scripture: Exodus 20:5-6; 2 Samuel; Genesis 12-50; 2 Corinthians 5:17