Wednesday, September 2, 2009

DON'T DISCARD YOUR TOMORROWS!

"Tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you."
Joshua 3:5

"Your yesterdays have made you what you are today, but your tomorrows can make you what God always intended you to become. Joshua was talking to a nation whose yesterdays were a long list of repeated failures and rebellion against God. They had been convicted, judged, punished and reinstated frequently by the God they'd flagrantly sinned against. Surely, they ought to have been cut off from Him, stripped of any future blessing. But "Joshua said to the people, 'consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you." Concentrate yourself, realign yourself with God's plans and watch Him begin to work in your life. Just when the enemy has you convinced that with your past God couldn't possibly have a future for you, He calls you to prepare yourself so He can bless you. God is fully award of your yesterdays, but He's much more focused on your tomorrows. Why do we discard our tomorrows when we so desperately need them? When Jesus cried, "It is finished!" John 19:30 His disciples misunderstood and concluded it was all over. So they slipped away to contemplate the tomorrow they thought would never be. But with God, every ending is a new beginning, and three mornings later the angel announced the resurrection and the new tomorrow that would guarantee the future for all believers. "It (your yesterday) is finished!" Don't give up your tomorrows by building monuments to your past failures. Acknowledge, confess and release your yesterdays to the crucified Christ, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders amount you."

Taken from The WORD For You TODAY




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10 comments:

Dawn said...

I am going to copy this and send it to Kevin out there in Maine.

I love your post about the Sabbath. We were talking on the way to church the other day of how blah it would be in life if we didn't have church on Sunday - how do people not realize that one day is supposed to be set aside and special!

Sharon said...

Susan
That is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs
God bless

Dawn said...

Kev doesn't have computer access while he is in this program. I miss that option so much.

Thanks for your prayers - I am going to post an update about him soon.

If you missed my previous post to this one, I think you'd really enjoy the song I shared - check it out, if you have a few minutes!

Kathy said...

I don't think my "amen" was loud enough for you to hear it in OK., but...AMEN! I love this Susan. I agree, I agree! Where would we be without His hope and plans for our tomorrows? Wonderful words.

Nadine said...

Very encouraging word Dawn. You said it so beautifully.

Charlotte said...

What a marvelous message. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
Charlotte

Sister.Faith said...

Every ending is a new beginning. I liked that.

Susan Skitt said...

So glad to know the God who holds our future in His hand!

Debbie said...

I really appreciate this post Susan. I had never thought about our yesterdays making us what we are today, but that is so true. Good post.

Debbie

The Things We Carried said...

I love this verse. It always renews hope!