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24 July 2008

Life's an adventure... not an insurance commercial

"The greatest opposition to what God is doing today comes from those who were on the cutting edge of what God was doing yesterday.”
R.T. Kendall, former pastor of Westminster Chapel in London in his book, "The Anointing"

I have a hard time thinking about "today" let alone "yesterday". I get that "today" is important... it's something that I always have to work at doing... but "yesterday"? What's the point? Who cares what happened yesterday. Looking back too much can get you into trouble. Biblically... looking back rarely results in good things. Ask Mrs Lot!

God even gives us the gift of prophesy to be able to see into the future. I don't remember the gift of remembering. Even the end of Matthew 6 that tells us to focus on today... is so that we can focus on tomorrow... tomorrow.

30-33"If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

34"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

It's never about what happened yesterday... thinking about going back... or staying put... or fighting for the stagnant. It's relaxing in the daily provision and letting go of our worries and preparing to do again tomorrow wherever that path leads.

Life's an adventure... not an insurance commercial.

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