Do not let yesterday take up too much of today.
I find that as I get older many changes are occurring - both physically and psychologically. I will spare you the former but make mention of a few of the latter.
As I awake early in the morning, I find my mind pondering the problems of today and wondering over the wreckage of the past. My mind harkens back “in search of lost time, in remembrance of things past.” Often my mind is filled with memories that make me melancholic.
Late at night while cleaning out my email and checking my Facebook account, I encounter messages and memos and pictures of people from long ago. This may sound like pleasant nostalgia, but to me it is often a painful reminder of so much left undone and a few things done wrong.
The insight of the artist, Goya, was profound in his work; The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters. Man’s reason guided by God’s revelation provides a clearer picture and understanding of life. That is why I diligently desire to do what the apostle Paul encouraged and exhorted his ancient audience and today’s modern audience - “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor.10:5)
We are to saturate our minds and soak our souls in scripture. As Paul declared, “…whatever is true whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.” Phil 4:8”
“Evening and morning You are with me.”
“Where can I go from Your presence?... When I awake You are with me.”
“You are the Alpha and the Omega.”
Serving Him with you
until He comes for us,