Originally published Thursday, 01 March 2018.
There's this small activity I'd love you to join me in doing. I believe it will bring a huge smile to your face and your heart. Will you indulge me for a moment?
- Think all the way back to the moment right before you were saved. Was it 10 years ago or 10 minutes ago?
- Think of that old you visiting the new you today? What would she notice about you? About your life, attitudes, and perspective? About what God has done? What he has given you?
- Note how far you’ve come. How faithful God is. All the small things you take for granted.
We usually can't see what’s behind us. This means while we've run 10,000 miles, we usually keep our eyes stuck on the ten feet we've got to go, rather than the 9,990 miles we've come. We forget to celebrate the goodness, the providence and the wonderfulness of God.
I believe the Lord delights when we stop our race for just a moment, set down our plans and celebrate what He's done. He's done a lot, hasn't He? In so many ways, He's filled our cups, hasn't He? Beyond measure, He's done a good work, hasn't He?
He's carried us far.
He's changed our minds.
He's reshaped our worlds.
He's increased joy.
He's given us wisdom.
He's gotten us out of trouble.
Take note of all that God has done.
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" Phil. 4:4
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