Posted by: Brian Musser | August 21, 2012

Drexel University Faculty and Staff Christian Fellowship Devotional 5

Happy Tuesday,


Today’s Prayer

God, the shortest verse in the Bible tells me that “Jesus wept.” Do I make You weep? I don’t want to make You weep. I want to please You and make You happy. Please, open my eyes and show me the things in my life that make You sad, the sin that may be in my life, sin to which I have become blind. Show me the little things, the big things. Show me Your glory and help me to see myself in Your eyes, as Isaiah did when he cried out, “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips.” Please forgive me. Thank you, my loving God, for Your grace. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.


New Things
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman
08-20-2012

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13b-14

Our past can be a hindrance or a help in moving toward God’s purposes for each of us. For some, the past has meant pain and heartache, and grace is required so that we do not let our past dictate our responses to the future. If we allow our past to make us a victim, then we have not entered into the grace that God has for us. If we live on memories of past successes and fail to raise our vision for new things, we again are victims of our past.

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland” (Is. 43:19). Our past should only be viewed for what we can learn from it. We must move forward and avoid viewing the negative or the positive for more than what we can learn. Many have allowed their past to dictate their future. God is always about doing new things in our lives. He gives fresh revelation of His purposes in our lives. Do not live in the past. Do not hold onto bitterness that may hinder God from doing new and exciting things in your life. He turns our wastelands into streams of water to give life, not death.

How have you viewed your past? Has it hindered you in some areas of your life? Have you relied on past successes to dictate what you will do in the future? Put aside such thoughts and allow God to do a new thing in your life. Ask Him to help you see the new things He wants to do in and through you today.

“When your memories are bigger than your dreams, you’re headed for the grave” [Author unknown].

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Have A Blessed Day!

 

Diana Dukes

Safety Coordinator

Drexel University

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