The past is the past for a reason. The past has purpose. It was not and is not meant to be a part of today. So, leave it and press forward! Press your way into what and/or who God has for you! The past is not meant to last but to surpass!! Pass those fears, doubts, and naysayers! You are better, bigger, and stronger! You are not walking backward! Today, today, today, you are walking by faith!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord! Thank you for the past!! A season of prepararion and growth! We give you glory that the past was not meant to last but to surpass! In Jesus name, Amen
Scripture: No dear brothers and sisters I am not all that I should be, but I am forgetting those things of the past and pressing my way forward. Philippians 3:13 NLT
I was on the treadmill today and I noticed the name Pro-form. As I looked down, I also noted the words "pro-shock cushioning". This treadmill can be manipulated by pushing several options, start, stop, incline, decline, workout options, and there is a fan for when one becomes overheated. I thought about the decision I made to get in better shape physically and how I wanted my body to be pro-form, in great condition.
As I continued toward my goal, God began to reveal to me the importance of a relationship with Him. On this life journey, there will be starts, and stops, inclines, and declines, and just when you feel like you cannot take it anymore, He will provide a "cooling system." He is the "shock cushioning" in terrible times, such as the pandemic. However, just like I had to make a decision to get on this treadmill, you have to make a decision to accept His will for your life. I reached my goal today and I look forward to reaching the goal God has for me on this journey.
How about you? Are you ready to walk with God?
Prayer: Guide us Great Jehovah! Lord God, let us submit to your will. Give us wisdom to accept your plans. We give you praise, honor, and glory. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. 1Thessalonians 2:12 KJV
I like to set goals and make plans, it keeps me on track spiritually, mentally, and physically. However, I know "He knows what is best for me."
I had plans in 2020, but He knew what was best for me. I aspired to reach new goals, but he knows what is best for me. I had a vision in 2020, but He knows what is best for me.
Are you a planner? Do you have ideas about this new year? Let me encourage you; it is perfectly fine to plan, dream, hope, have visions, but remember, "He knows what is best for you."
Seek Him first and trust His plans; HE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU!
Prayer: Thank you Father for the plans you have for your children. As we continue to lean not to our own understanding, acknowledge you, we trust the path you have for us. We continue to give you honor and glory. In Jesus name, Amen.
Scripture: Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are? Matthew 6:26 NLT
Here we are the start of a new year! If you are reading this post, we can exclaim together, "He kept me!"
2020 may not have been the best year for you, however, you made it.
God kept you through the storms of life. God kept you as you experienced some joys of life.
GOD KEPT YOU!
As you enter into this new year, remember God is faithful. Today, I will share with you a word from the Lord, spoken to me, " I AM STILL THE ONE IN 2021."
Remember who your God is as you press forward. He will never leave or forsake you!
He is still THE ONE in 2021!!!
Blessings to you and yours!
Scripture: And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. Jeremiah 30:22 KJV
Prayer: Father God thank you for being a Keeper! Thank you for leading us into a new year of grace. Thank you God! You are and will forever be my God. In Jesus name, Amen.
Prayer gives you power to walk on purpose