Ginrich's Devotional Blog

June 29, 2017

Only Today

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 7:32 pm

Philippians 3:13 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, (NIV)

 We are very good as humans to hang on to the past.  That may be partly because we’re not sure of the future.  One of the many problems of our hanging on to the past is lack of forgiveness and resentments due to past hurts.  When we keep on going back to what was past, it become prevalent in our mind and hearts and, though we may have forgiven or thought we had, we find anger or resentment raising its ugly head within our minds and hearts.  One advantage of getting older is less memory cells for the past.  But there is another way.  We must learn to put our past under the blood of Jesus.  We must not only forgive those who hurt us in the past but also forgive ourselves for our part in the hurt.  Keeping our eyes on Jesus for today and our ears tuned to the gentle promptings of the Holy Spirit are what we need to do each day.  We can’t change what was before.  We can’t control what is to come.  But, we are children of the Creator God Who has everything in His hand.  We can rest in trust and faith and live each moment He gives us on this earth in peace and trust.  The straining toward what is ahead means living each moment in expectation of God’s wisdom, love, protection and guidance.

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