Sunday, January 12, 2014

Keep Moving Forward: From This Day On

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.  - Walt Disney

I think the events of this past week hit a little too close to home for me. I feel a tad discombobulated and I am missing Sweet Pea like crazy! I cannot wait to live closer... SOON!

When it comes to the day to day, I feel there are three important things for me to keep in mind. #1. Do all to the glory of God, #2. Do everything by the book! (And by "book", I mean God's word, of course.) #3. Keep moving forward. I cannot let anyone or anything derail me or cause me to lose sight of those key points.

David Mathis of Desiring God Ministries states,
In Jesus, we can turn from the past and dream into the future, and say with Haggai, as he does three times, in 2:15–19, “From this day onward . . .” For the Christian, any today can mark a new era. “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts” (Psalm 95:7; Hebrews 3:7, 15). With the crucified and risen Lord on his throne as the king of the universe, and his Spirit alive and on the move, any today can signal a new tomorrow when pursued in faith.And for God’s pleasure and glory, the beginning of a new year is just as good a day as any to make the faith-filled resolve, From this day onward. (By David Mathis. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org)

Now then, consider from this day onward. Before stone was placed upon stone in the temple of the Lord, how did you fare? When one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten. When one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were but twenty. I struck you and all the products of your toil with blight and with mildew and with hail, yet you did not turn to me, declares the Lord. Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider: Is the seed yet in the barn? Indeed, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have yielded nothing. But from this day on I will bless you." (Haggai 2:15-19 ESV)
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