Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” 
So the place has been called Gilgal* to this day.
Joshua 5:9
*[sounds like the Hebrew for ‘roll’]
God rolled away the shame of slavery from their past. Once the new generation of Israelites acted on their commitment to God by being circumcised, they were no longer slaves from Egypt, but God’s free people. The label was gone. It was not their identity anymore.
They weren’t nomads anymore either, wandering in the desert, seemingly lost and homeless. Now, they belonged to God and they were coming home.
We all have a past of which we’re ashamed. Either because of our parents’ sins or our own. We’ve been slaves to sin, imprisoned by its heavy chains. We have been wandering nomads, lost and afraid. But when we come to Christ for forgiveness and bow to Him as Lord, all that falls away. There is no more reproach in Christ, no matter what you have done in the past.
As you commit to prayer walking, the enemy will bring up your past and try to shame you into believing your prayers won’t be answered. That you’re not “holy” enough to do this magnificent work. That is a lie. God invites all of us to participate in His work. Whatever “Egypt” you’ve escaped to pursue the living God, it is forgiven and exists no more. God has rolled away the disgrace of your past.

I love the song, “The Power of the Cross” sung by Shelly E. Johnson. The lyrics remind us how the power of the shed blood of Jesus Christ erases our past. The chains of sin are no match for His mercy and grace. They just fall off. As you listen to this song, raise your arms in praise to Jesus and let the shame you have carried melt away into the sea of God’s forgetfulness.
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