Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Things revealed...

So... today I spent some time traveling the long road of regret... I know... bad path to follow. However, one time during my pondering and praying, talking to Jesus and listening for His voice... He brought this revelation...

"You can't go back and fix even one day of the past. All you can do is invest in today and what lies ahead." It was really amazing if you think about it. And then, through a snippet of conversation with my daughter, she mentioned the Isrealites and the Lord spoke to me about them too... they were stuck in the past. They kept looking back to Egypt and were wanting to go back. They were mad at God for "bringing them out to the wilderness to die". Well, if they wouldn't have continually looked back, maybe they wouldn't have died in the wilderness! What I realized was that all they did was moan and complain about where they were and what "wonderful" things they had left behind. They kept forgetting the bondage they were in and the provision that God kept bringing to them on a daily basis. They were stuck and didn't keep their focus forward! If they would have thanked God for His faithfulness, trusted Him, and put one foot in front of the other... maybe there would have been more than just Joshua and Caleb that went into the Promised Land.

I want to move forward into all that God has for me. I don't want to keep looking back because all that was behind is truly behind me. God is for me and He's before me... Jesus, I trust in You. I trust that all that has been behind was for a reason and a purpose. I trust You to continue to work it all together for good and for Your glory. I will trust in Your leading and guiding... I here by place my hand in Yours and I will put one foot in front of the other. I will follow where You lead me. Take hold of my hand and lead me according to Your plans and purposes. Lead me and use me for Your glory. 

You are awesome Lord and I love you very much.

Bonnelle

3 comments:

Kate said...

I have read a lot of advice about keeping your eyes looking up towards God rather than back at the past or forward into the future. It's so much easier to say than do, though, isn't it? I'm glad you found some peace, my friend.

Kate said...

Thanks for your thoughts and encouragement. That's a good way to think about it. I know what you mean about not being one to share that kind of thoughts at work. Me, either. I hope that as I grow in this walk towards God that it'll become more natural for me to speak of Him and His place in my life.

Kate said...

I hope you haven't posted because you are so busy with wonderful things going on in your life. Know that I'm thinking about you and keeping you and your family in my prayers. Take care!