FAITH CAPSULE: Live in the word of God daily.
If you are in the word of God, and the word of God is in you, keep on looking forward by giving self into the word of God that is power by asking, thinking as the Bible admonishes, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” (Ephesians 3:20)
What are you thinking or asking?
One that knows to think will know to thank God.
One in the word of God will know to ask in the place of worrying.
Are you looking forward but not looking into the past?
Give attention to the truth, know that your past month is not current. Your life today is a journey of relocation to move forward. Moving forward demands setting sight on the word of God which is will bring one to the expected end journey.
God’s word is His command, the word of God can be challenging. It was challenging for Lot’s wife to obey God’s word when she could not look forward but looked back to her past, against God’s word. The Bible recorded that Lot’s wife looked back behind Lot and she became a pillar of salt. (Genesis 19:26) Could it be that your relocation is God’s way of repositioning you for better? What is it in your past that cannot be forgotten? What is it that is causing you not to see God as one that orders your step?
Looking back can become a way of worrying instead of worshiping God for His glory. Profitably, God is moving you forward to a different ground which is His blessing for you. Today, disallow past from overtaking your present. Do not be bondage to the past.
When the Israelites came out of the bondage of over four hundred years but could not let their past be in the past looking back, complaining and comparing the past with their present. The Israelites set themselves for self-destruction. It is written, “Now the mixed multitudes who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: ‘Who will give us meat to eat? We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; but now our whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!’” (Numbers 11:4-6) The children of Israel vigorously complained instead of glorifying God for His merciful kindness and His truth which endures forever. You must know that complaining does not count before God for any man. Give all the glory to God for where you are today. Continually remember that the grace of God brought you past yesterday, to see today and will see you further as it pleases God.
Prayer for today: Ask from God to continually found in His word.