More often than not, we are taught to forget the past so that we can live presently and can have a future. I however have realized that if I don’t visit my past every now and then, I don’t see God’s mighty hand clearly as I should.
You see, when I look back, it reminds me of where I was and how God moved me from there to here, and gives me a glimpse of where He is lovingly taking me too. The awesomeness of a loving Father leading me reluctantly as I was from unhappiness, dirt, and failure to joy, cleanliness, and success.
King David always looked back to his days as a Sheppard boy. How God brought him from there to kill a giant and ultimately make him the King of the great nation, God’s own people of Israel. He was able to praise God more than any other person in the Scriptures.
I found out that when we forget where we are coming from as a people, we forget about the Sovereignty of God our Savior in our lives . We often fall into the error of self sufficiency in living, ordering our lives to please ourselves. We forget like the rich fool that our days are numbered and should be lived for God’s glory.
Remembering the difficult situations and circumstances I had faced, how God showed up and broke through, humbles me and gives me hope that no matter what, when storms rage outside, within, all around, whenever, however, God who did it before will calm this one also.
All the near tragedies of youths, the wickedness that would have ended the precious life of a five year old, the exuberance of teenagers, the experimental ‘wisdom’ of young adulthood, choices made, mistake made, action taken, steps that would have ended it all, but God in His infinite mercy stepped in and turned everything around for His glory. I must never ever forget that. Thank you Lord!
Remembering keeps me grounded, it helps me not to think too highly of myself, it helps me to forgive, for I have been forgiven much, it helps me to be more sensitive to others needs.
The past gives meaning to the present and shows a glimpse of the beauty of the future – only when you have come to the awareness of The Sovereign God ruling in the affairs of man though.
No happenstance in destiny. It is planned and executed by heaven, so save yourself unnecessary agony and yield your all to Jesus Christ today. Acknowledge your sinful nature, repent, ask for forgiveness, invite Jesus into your life as Lord and Saviour, put Him in the driver seat of your life!
Praise God, for your life will never remain the same. As you grow in the spirit your capacity to see, hear and understand will increase and you will be able to make sense of living life, for it is for a higher purpose beyond here and now! Eternity with Christ, and damnation is real! Your choice friends!!!!!!!
I pray you choose the Lord Jesus today!
Peace be unto you!