Embrace Tomorrow

Jan 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Faith

by TaNoah Morgan
Editor, The Vine
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There was a day when things were better. There always was — just ask any old person.

There’s something to be said for being fond of the past, but living in it is altogether different.

I suppose for some it’s a natural tendency to think that the past was just the best, if for no other reason than that it came first. It is the golden standard; the way things should be, and the high point to which all should aspire.

Could it be that what we want most from the past is not the supposedly ideal conditions or simplicity, but rather a renewed sense of hope? A great faith and belief that in spite of how wonderful things once were, our future can shine with the brightness of the morning sun?

God’s promises to us are always toward better, giving us a hope and a future (Jer. 29:11). PS 27 says, The Lord is my Light. He illuminates what lies ahead. What’s behind us is well known – we lived it. And for as good as it might’ve been (or that we might now romanticize it to have been), a future in Christ is better.

Eden was an earthly paradise with uninhibited fellowship with God. But even that is nothing compared to being His Bride. The promise of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is something to really look forward to.

The hope of a Savior is good, especially when the promise comes from God. But the experience of having a savior is so much better, and the assurance of continual victory is praiseworthy.

A promised land is worth the wait; living in a land flowing with milk and honey is sublime.

A kingdom on earth is wonderful; but having The King within our hearts is nothing short of divine.

Tomorrow has something for us, if we are willing embrace our tomorrows. But first, we must shed the past — all of it. Not bury it. Not supress it. Just release our embrace of it and let it go.

Will you have all the things you used to? No, you won’t. You may have better. Will you be the same person that you used to be? No, you won’t. You will almost certainly be better. But first you must be willing to embrace God’s plans, filled with God’s prosperity, God’s hope and God’s future.

Paul put it this way in Phillipians 3: 13-15: Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind…

The past is quite in place just where it is. But tomorrow can’t wait for your embrace.

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