A Reminiscent Heart
“Be careful not to forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.” Deuteronomy 6:12
Have you begun to look over this past year and see where you were 12 months ago? Did you feel the Father’s arms holding you when you felt like giving up? Did you hear His voice encouraging you not to give up and you would make it? Did you see His hand upon your circumstances creating a way when there seemed no other way? Do you recall the ray of sunshine which showed you there is light at the end of the tunnel? OR, maybe your year was one of: “I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me! With God all things are possible”. My God is Jehova Jira, my provider! My God is rest, peace and all knowing!!
Those of us who have made the Lord Jesus, just that, the Lord in our life, know that life is not always perfect. The Lord has a purpose for all He allows in our life. As we begin to look back over our year, remember who brought you out of “your Egypt” and the life of bondage. He saw your struggles and felt your pain; He sees your successes and feels your peace. The Lord has a plan for you. He is all knowing, and that alone will give your heart a peace that passes all understanding. Don’t look back and regret, look back to see how far you have come. What did the Lord do to help you grow stronger and become totally dependent on Him? Be careful as you end 2016. Remember how much the Lord loved you as He walked 2016 with you and set your feet on the solid ground. Look forward to what is ahead. You may not know what is around the corner, yet your Lord does and He’s with you as you totally surrender and trust Him to walk with you once again, on a new journey of growth.