Father God, we know that You have called us for a plan and for a purpose; let us be worthy of that calling. You’ve qualified us, Father, but let us walk worthy of it. Let us regulate our lives to be like You. Let us become so grounded and established in the Lord Jesus, with all of our being rooted in You. Let us truly be those trees of righteousness whose roots go down deep into the ground of Your Word. Let the seeds of Your Word come up on the inside of us, and let us be strong in the knowledge of You and in fellowship with You. Let us be strong in that plan that You are to work so marvelously in our lives. We give You all the praise and all the glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.Continue reading
If a farmer is plowing his field and looks to the right or to the left or anywhere but straight ahead of him even while his feet are still following the plow, his furrow will go crooked. In the same way, when we look backwards at our past, our furrow goes crooked.
The Devil knows the peril that lies in that backward glance, so he’s constantly tries to persuade us to look back, engage our thoughts in ourselves, our sins, our worthlessness, and our failures. Looking at those things—the backward glance—causes our furrow to go crooked at once, and it greatly hinders our straight path of walking with the Lord.
I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead…. –Phil. 3:13
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Jehoshaphat his son reigned in Asa’s stead and strengthened himself against Israel. (2) And he placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah and set garrisons in the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa his father had taken. (3) The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the first ways of his father [David]. He did not seek the Baals (4) But sought and yearned with all his desire for the Lord, the God of his father, and walked in His commandments and not after the ways of Israel. (5) Therefore the Lord established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor.
(2 Chronicles 17:1-5 Amp.)
(31) Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear? (33) But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. (34) So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
(Matthew 6:31, 33-34 Amp.)