Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Not The First Time

There has been at least once in the past that I have referred to a blog that I read which is written by a local pastor, Ridley Barron. Ridley's daughter was in Braeden's class in the 2nd grade I believe; however, at the time, I didn't know his story or anything about his family. Since then, I learned of the loss of his first wife and their baby and, in following his blog, find him to be a mighty warrior for God's kingdom. His post today is one that deserves to be shared:

You can't do anything about your past. You can, however, do everything about your future. One of our friends and LIFE group members challenged Lisa with this thought a few weeks back. She put it this way. You have to live life through your windshield and not your rear view mirror.

Perhaps that's what Isaiah had in mind when he wrote these words:

18 "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV

I believe God has great plans for you and me. They are limited only by our willingness to follow His lead. We serve a God who is ridiculously powerful, stupendously loving and maddeningly illogical (according to our understanding). Don't limit what He wants to do with your tomorrows because you refuse to leave yesterday behind. Life lived through the windshield holds limitless promises for those who will surrender the rear view mirror. Live dangerously in the arms of God!

Thanks, once again, Ridley for this reminder of who God is.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I love this post. Thank you for sharing. So often I am the only thing in the way of what He has for me.