Days Past

 

Morning Everyone

Thank you for joining me this morning and welcome to "Dee's Thoughts". I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I enjoy doing them. please pass them on to your friends. For your information, I have just completed and published a new thirty day devotional called "Let The Heart Rejoice".

 It is currently at Parables book store, stop by and take a look. you will find it in the local authors section. Also, there are others materials on our website as well at www.reachingthebroken.org. I am including the link for you to go directly to the publishing site (blurb) if you want to order the devotional for a Christmas gift. it is:

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/deejohnston 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope your thanksgiving this season is filled with love of family and friends at your table. Give thanks to God for all that he has given us.. past, present and future. Here is a thought for the day:

Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you.  Deuteronomy 32:7

           It seems to me that there was a ‘time’ in life when our memories of the past consisted of both good feelings and perhaps sometimes not so good.  In fact, if we are honest with ourselves we probably thought more on the bad memories rather than the good.

           But as we get older, it appears that the majority of our memories seem to turn to the happy times of life and not the bad as much. Have you ever wondered why that is? When we tend to focus on the negative parts of our past it is usually because we have been either wounded, neglected or used rather than loved.

           There is nothing wrong in looking back to the past, but overall it is not healthy nor does it benefit us to stay there for too long. Isaiah 43: 18-19 says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? When we keep looking back to the past we fail to see the new things that are happening right in front of us.

 The past is meant to teach us and move us forward into the future. Romans 15:4 says, For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

 So, let us learn from the past, take the lessons from the good and the bad and let it move us into our future with hope and encouragement. Press forward with endurance and keep your eyes on the blessings of God.

 HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Blessings, Dee

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