Also known as: Inspiration for the New Year
One of my favorite devotionals is My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. The final entry there is one of my favorites. And now that it’s 2012, I realized I’ve never really blogged about that. So allow me to share my favorite parts in that final entry, in hopes of sharing inspiration for this new year. :)
God reminds us of the past to protect us from a very shallow security in the present…
…He will keep watch so that we will not be tripped up again by the same failures, as would undoubtedly happen if He were not our “rear guard”. And God’s hand reaches back into the past, settling all claims against our conscience…
…It is true that we have lost opportunities that will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness of the future. Let the past rest, but let it rest in the sweet embrace of God.
Leave the broken, irreversible past in His hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.
Hello, 2012. :)