Our summer retreats are just around the corner and believe me, we need some dry weather to finish getting ready. What we really need is a Fresh Start... Second Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come."
For some of us, the past seems more comfortable than the future. In the past, we know how things played out. There are no surprises. The past is the past, it's predictable and certain for the most part. Maybe that's why so many people choose to remain in the past rather than look ahead to the future. The future is unclear; the future is a little scary because we don't know what it will really bring. Unlike living in the past, the future comes with uncertainty.
However, the future brings excitement and a new day. It's a Fresh Start, an adventure and it is where our lives are transformed. As Christians, this is where we experience growth in our lives. Sadly, too many people cling to their past life rather than hold on to what God has planned up ahead. Your future in Christ is much better than your past. He is preparing so many amazing things for you. However, you will never experience them if you continue to look behind you.
This verse reminds me that those old things have passed away and there is something new and better ahead of me. It also reminds me and us to quit looking at the past and start looking towards the future. God has so much in store for us if we will only trust Him. The best is yet to come and don't forget, God loves you and we do too!
From My Heart To Yours,