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Expect Great Things from God

Expect Great Things from God

‘ “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”’ 1 Samuel 7:12 NIV

The Bible says, ‘Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”’

As you look back at the year that was 2013, what do you see? Epic fails? Wasted opportunities?

When it comes to your failures, God says, ‘I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake,and remembers your sins no more’ (Isaiah 43:25 NIV).

When it comes to your wasted opportunities, God says, ‘I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten…’ (Joel 2:25 NIV).

A wise man said, ‘If we do not learn from the past we are doomed to repeat it.’

Look back and learn, but don’t drive looking at the rearview mirror!

You’re sure to end up hitting a ditch. Whether good or bad, don’t get stuck in the past.

‘Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.’ (Ecclesiastes 7:10 NIV).

We know we’re “getting old” when the past sometimes becomes more exciting than the future. Throwback, anyone?

A lady wrote to a newspaper editor and said, ‘Your newspaper is not as good as it used to be.’ He wrote back and quipped, ‘It never has been.’

God says, ‘I know the plans I have for you…they are plans for good…’ (Jeremiah 29:11).

God has a plan for you in 2014.

So, ‘hats off to the past and coats off to the future!’ Roll up your sleeves, go to work, and expect great things from God!

Joy Ferdiz

December 31st, 2013

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