Looking Forward

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So here’s my story. My desire to share the things God has taught me all started with a thought the Lord gave me in college: email devotions (yes, that was when college students thought email was cool!). Thus, an email devotion ministry was born, which continued for about 7 years. After that came my first attempt at sharing devotions through a blog, but shortly after the blog ministry was put on hiatus in lieu of God’s call to pursue a Ph.D. With post-graduate work complete, once again God has put words on my fingers with a passion to type. In this blog I hope to share a collection of devotional thoughts and interesting research I find along the way. I’ll get it started with a devotional thought for today. Thanks for joining me on this journey! Happy reading!

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33-34 HCSB

Recently I was making one of many carpool trips to pick up kids from school. Living in New Orleans, driving on the interstate can feel like a racecar adventure. You must glance your eyes in all directions to be aware of traffic while simultaneously looking forward to the road ahead. If you stare too long in your side or rearview mirrors, you will likely slam into the car in front of you who just zoomed into your lane.

While modern transportation is a more recent invention, the same idea applies to the world’s most classic mode of transport: walking. If you want to move forward while you are jogging or walking, you can’t look backward or sideways too long before you will stumble and face plant on the ground. Trust me, I know.

To keep moving forward in the direction God wants us to go, we have focus on what lies ahead. Yes, we can glance back to remind us of what God has done, but staring too long at past difficulties or future unknowns can cause us to slam into what’s in front of us. By focusing on walking with God today, we will slowly but steadily move forward into the abundant life He has planned for us tomorrow.

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