Archive | September 22, 2012

The Past is Past…

Welcome Friend!

Thank you for visiting today.  

It is no coincidence —

And I am ever prayerful that the words here will encourage and inspire you on your journey seeking JESUS CHRIST our Lord and Savior.

Halleluiah!!!

First up — I must share with you how personally encouraged and inspired I am with the words written here today.  The Lord is good.  I love Him with all my heart.   He helps me with everything – even things that I am not aware of His help.  I thank Him and will forever PRAISE Him.

Our Scripture focus on this day is tri-fold starting first in the book of Psalm – Chapter 46 verse 10—

“Be still and know that I am God.”

(To this I say YES LORD)

Next on to the book of Isaiah – Chapter 43 verse 18,19—

“Do not remember the former things,
do not dwell on the past.

See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland. “

(Thank You JESUS!)

Then last on to the book of Jeremiah – Chapter 29 verse 11—

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

(All Glory and Honor to You God!!!)

Friend, recently I read about why it is good to fix our minds on moving forward – and being a  “tomorrow thinker.”  

Some say our LORD JESUS was a tomorrow thinker because of how He seemed to focus more on discussing the future when speaking to others and not their past.  

One example of this is —

When He met the woman at the well, He barely mentioned that she had been married five times.  He pointed to her future.  He said that He would give her water; and she would never thirst again.

Another wonderful example is —

When Jesus was in Jerusalem and went to the pool called Bethesda where a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”  The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”  Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”

Last example for today is—

The woman caught in the act of adultery.  Jesus never discussed her sin.  He simply said unto her, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”

My friend – given these examples and many others in Scripture –

I do believe Jesus concentrated on the future.

So, let us stop taking journeys into yesterday.

Let us keep MOVING FORWARD in Faith –  

LISTENING closely for God’s still small voice to hear about the future He has and wants for us His children.

Please bow your head and pray with me —

Father, we thank you for letting us start over – for our new beginning.  Thank you for wiping our hearts clean,  and pointing us to our future success.  We trust you Lord.  We will with your help move forward and not dwell on what was, but instead on what is to come.  

In Jesus’ name we pray and believe.

Amen.

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