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THE FUTURE IS AS BRIGHT AS THE PROMISES OF GOD!

Happy New Year! Just want to share this devotion from Oswald Chambers. Hope it blesses you like it blesses me.

"You shall not go out with haste...for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard" (Isaiah 52:12).

Security from Yesterday. "...God requires an account of what is past (Ecclesiastes 3:15). At the end of the year we turn with eagerness to all that God has for the future, and yet anxiety is apt to arise when we remember our yesterdays. Our present enjoyment of God's grace tends to be lessened by the memory of yesterday's sins and blunders. But God is the God our our yesterdays, and He allows the memory of them to turn the past into a ministry of spiritual growth for our future. God reminds us of the past to protect us from a very shallow security in the present.

Security for Tomorrow. "...The Lord will go before you..."This is a gracious revelation--that God will send His forces out where we have failed to do so. 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 to the past, settling all the claims against our conscience.

Security for Today. "You shall not go out with haste..." As we go forth into the coming year, let it not be in the haste of impetuous, forgetful delight, nor with the quickness of impulsive thoughtlessness. But let us go out with the patient power of knowing that the God of Israel will go before us. Our yesterdays hold broken and irreversible things for us. It is true that we have lost opportunities that will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past rest, but let it rest in the sweet embrace of Christ.

Leave the broken, irreversible past in His hands. and step out into the invincible future with Him. (From "My Utmost For His Highest" Oswald Chambers)

My prayer for you as you face 2010 is that you will find new hope in God and His promises. Remember..."THE FUTURE IS AS BRIGHT AS THE PROMISES OF GOD." (Adoniram Judson)

I pray that in 2010 you will...ENJOY GOD AND THE JOURNEY!

Love,
Lois Jane

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Comment by Lois Jane Wallace on December 31, 2009 at 11:20pm
I am so thankful the Lord allowed us to reconnect this year by way of facebook. We were so young when we met years ago during the Wally Fowler days of gospel music. Thank you for staying faithful to our Lord throughout the years. You are such a blessing to me on this website and I love the way you make everyone feel so welcome when they join. May 2010 be your best year! Thank you again for taking the time to help Renee and I keep things up to date here. I don't know what we would do without you!
Love,
Lois Jane
Comment by Tommy D. Mayo / Admin. 3 on December 31, 2009 at 11:11pm
Lois J,
This is an Excellent and Beautiful Blog and I am in total agreement with You in what has been stated here. May God's favor always be granted to You in all things and I am Very Proud of You and You are Loved & Appreciated!!. May You and Ron and Family have a Great New Year 2010 filled with Abundant Blessings, New Directions and Territories.
Love You Sis.
Tommy D.

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