Pages of Life

Today as I focused on Jesus—His beauty, wisdom, goodness, and grace—a thought of past failure came to distract me. So I had to remind myself that my past was taken care of at the cross.

Thank You, Jesus, for carrying my sins away there.

Yesterday’s gone. I can’t go back there. If I keep trying to go back, I’m going to miss Jesus in the now. He is living TODAY. Likewise, I won’t see Jesus in this day if I get off into the lands of “What if…” or “If only….”

My thoughts, words, and actions today are writing a page in the story of my life. When it is written, I want it to bring honor and praise to God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ. His Holy Spirit gives me power to do that.
Jesus calls me to follow Him and abide in Him in this “Today.” So I tell myself, “Stop looking at guilt and regret, and quit trying to control tomorrow. Look at Jesus and trust Him.”

“Blessed is the [person] who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For [they] shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8 NKJV)

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4 responses to “Pages of Life

  1. KathyBiggs

    Beautiful Tricia, sending much love your way! Hope you’re doing well.

    • Thanks, Kathy. We’re doing fine. How about you? This weekend I went to what our pastor calls a “Spiritual Dimensions Retreat” where we practiced listening to God so we could hear Him speak to us and draw closer to Him. The most helpful thing to me was to understand that sometimes the voice of the Holy Spirit sounds like our own inner voices since His thoughts come through our spirits and souls to our minds. With practice we can learn to distinguish His voice from random thoughts. The key to hearing Him better is obedience.
      Sending love and blessings,
      Tricia

  2. I find myself going down the road of guilt quite often, and have to real myself back in to the present. Thanks for this post.

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