How many times have we said, "I could of, I should of, I would of..." whether it be about something that happened years ago or yesterday, and get stuck in the mud of the past?
When Jesus commands us to follow Him, he replies to those who say, "I will follow, but..." with the words, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the Kingdom of God." Lk 9:62
Night before last about 3 AM, I was roused from my sleep and heard a poem, and you know when inspiration comes ya' gotta' write it down so you remember. Hope it makes you smile today!
Peace, my friend
will not prevail.
If you're lookin' back
and giving a wail.
If you're stomping your feet
and biting the bit,
and storming around
and having a fit.
No peace is not born
in a heart full of strife.
If you want it to come
then straighten your life.
Look inward and onward,
Not backward and down.
Get a smile on your face
and get rid of the frown.
There is so much to cheer about,
so much to proclaim.
It's about your neighbor
not riches and fame.
Put your hand to the plow
and move on ahead.
You've got a future full of hope, Jer 29:11
and nothing to dread.
When the Lord calls us to follow Him, we must know that he equips for service. May we experience His loving mercy today as we let go of anything that holds us back. As we give it all to Him, he can work it all together for good, as promised, for "those who love Him and are called according to His purpose." Rm. 8: 28
Best to you, my friends!
Go in peace,
Wonderful! I loved this! The past can certainly be treacherous territory for many of us and these are wise words.ReplyDelete
I have been enjoying your blog very much and visit it almost every day. Thank you!
Sheila, I recently have been contemplating something out of the Divine Will prayer book:ReplyDelete
"Turning to the past makes you slow down your speed for the present journey, wherefore you lose time and lose ground. Whereas if you look solely to the present you will draw more courage, you will be closer to Me, you will gain ground and escape the danger of faltering." It goes on..."I plunged my past into the Precious Blood of the Redeemer and I left it completely behind."
That's very beautiful, Teresita. Thank you for sharing those words from Divine Will prayer book.ReplyDelete
And thank you, Mary. I am happy that you visit so often!You encourage me.
Love to you both!
AWESOME... I must share with others....We are walking into a new year and we should not look back because those things of the past could hold us back from reaching the mark that God has for all of us.....ReplyDelete
Thank you!~I'm glad it blessed you~ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!