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MARCH 5TH DEVOTION


Wednesday, March 06, 2013

THIS ONE THING I DO; FORGETTING WHAT LIES BEHIND AND STRAINING FORWARD TO WHAT LIES AHEAD, I PRESS ON TOWARD THE GOAL FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HEAVENLY CALL OF GOD. PHILIPPIANS 3:13-14.

I USED TO BELIEVE THAT THE FAILURES OF YESTERDAY WOULD HAUNT ME FOREVER, LORD. BUT IN YOUR MERCY, YOU HAVE GIVEN ME THE GIFT OF A WONDERFUL TODAY AND A HOPEFUL TOMORROW. THANK YOU FOR SECOND CHANCES, FOR CLEAN SLATES, FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES, AND FOR LESSONS LEARNED. WHEN I SEE OTHERS WHO SUFFER FROM THE PAIN OF THE PAST, LET ME BE A MINISTER OF MERCY, ENCOURAGING THEM TO LEAVE BEHIND THEIR MISTAKES AND TO WALK WITH PEACE AND CONFIDENCE TOWARD THE FUTURE.

WE HAVE TO DO WITH THE PAST ONLY AS WE CAN MAKE IT USEFUL TO THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE.------------FREDERICK DOUGLAS

How true this devotion is. If we dwell on the past, it will take up all the blessings God was going to send us. There is no room for yesterday's worries and today's blessing. We should make a choice and move toward the present and future.

Blessings,
Joan emoticon emoticon
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MSGRANNYMAE 3/7/2013 9:43PM

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TATTER3 3/6/2013 9:58PM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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DOUGLYE 3/6/2013 11:58AM

  Great Reminder. Thanks

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/6/2013 11:27AM

    I had to quote that verse to myself a lot when I first became a Christian. It's good to be reminded that we still need to let go of yesterday and strain forward. emoticon emoticon

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SANDRALEET 3/6/2013 9:43AM

    All hurts are healed by God then we move on What is not healed is only repressed God can heal all.

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SENATOR9 3/6/2013 9:38AM

    The past is the past.Look ahead and do good

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EDITOR 3/6/2013 7:17AM

    May we be devoted to Christ and thanksgiving for the path He gives to us this very day. The footprints just ahead of ours will be the ones He trod before us. Keep pressing on, Joan!

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MA_DIDDLES 3/6/2013 6:48AM

    YES, praise Jehovah, our GOD our creator, hearer of prayer. Thank You for sending your son Jesus to preach and teach of your Kingdom to come while on this earth. He died for our salvation. May we all come to know him and follow Him into your Kingdom which is soon to come. Amen.


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JOANIE69 3/6/2013 6:16AM

    emoticon What more can I say than what you, this devotional, and LYNNWILK2 have said already?

It is no mistake that I came to your blog the first thing this morning...and what an awesome God we serve,; Who remembers our sin no more, Who forgives all our iniquity, and yes! amen! Praise Him! Who gives us a new page, a new slate every single time we ask and turn to Him. How gracious and full of loving-kindness and mercy is our God! Thank You Jesus, Bless Your Holy Name.

(Bless you too, Joanie.) emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 3/6/2013 6:16:46 AM

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LYNNWILK2 3/6/2013 5:38AM

    what a wonderful devotion. To remember this every day when we wake up that we are waking to a clean slate to learn from the past and to reach for what lies ahead of us.
God is a wonderful forgiving and dynamic God. His book is one of the greatest ways to learn about ourselves and how to live the life we want.
Thank you for sharing this today, I needed to read this.

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