The Days in Between the Past and Future.
- End of the year.
- Bad looking back
Lot’s wife – Gen 19:26; Lk 17:31-32
- Longing for the past, longing for what is wrong
- Curious, carnivorous
Luke 9:62 Jesus responded, “Why do you keep looking backward to your past and have second thoughts about following me? When you turn back you are useless to God’s kingdom realm.” (TPT)
- Good looking back
- Tony’s family
- Mitch’s grandmother Stories
- Neighbours – remembering what happened this year.
- People died. People were born
- There were people who got sick. There were people who received healing
- Some lost jobs. Some got jobs, changed jobs, were promoted,
- While domestic violence soared, there were testimonies of restored marriages and families. Friendships,
- Some people distanced from Church and God too.
- Others made things right with God and are walking closer than ever.
- Businesses went down. Others started up.
- People Rediscovered talents that were on the shelf when then were made redundant
- Cars, houses, properties, upgrades, shifts
- What happened in your life? Your family?
- What did you learn?
- What became precious to you?
- What did you find you could live without
- Days in between the past and future.
- ….and they lived happily ever after
- not a bible verse. God did not say it.
- Something wrong if there is something bad happens.
John 16:33 And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For here on earth you will experience trials, trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world! (TPT/NLT)
- Paul passed the message from angel
Acts 27:22 But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even though the ship will go down. (NLT)
Acts 27:25 So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said.
Acts 27:26 But we will be shipwrecked on an island. (NLT)
- Bringing you thru.
Psa. 103:1 BLESS (AFFECTIONATELY, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name!
Psa. 103:2 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits—
Psa. 103:3 Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases,
Psa. 103:4 Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, andcrowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy;
Psa. 103:5 Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s [strong, overcoming, soaring]! (AMP)
Phil. 3:12 Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own.
Phil. 3:13 I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
Phil. 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward. (AMP)
- The end of the year.
- End of Secondary, Uni, TAF,
- Going for a walk – well done
Hebrews 12:1 So we must let us strip off every weight that slows us down by letting go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us. (TPT/NLT – Patsy’s Paraphrase)