I heard a sermon that opened with the following…
Lucy is in her psychology booth and
Charlie had stopped in for some advice…
“Life is like a deck chair Charlie, on the cruise ship of life,
some people place their deck chair at the rear of the ship
so they can see where they’ve been.
Others place their chair at the front of the ship so they can see where they are going.” Lucy then asks,
“Which way is your deck chair facing?”
Charlie responds without hesitation,
“I can’t even get my deck chair unfolded.”
Some days I can really relate to the difficulty of
getting my deck chair opened.
And usually this difficulty comes from uncertainty about
where I am going or where I have been.
First step…start by getting that chair open…
take it one step at a time you can do it!
2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is united with the Anointed One,
that person is a new creation.
The old life is gone—and see—a new life has begun!”
Did you catch that?
If I believe God gave us Jesus…
the One chosen by God to provide us with a future…
a new start…
those things of my past…
my old way of doing things are gone…
no more do I need to linger in my former approach to life…
because I have been made new.
"Live thoughtfully today
and you won't have to live regretfully tomorrow."
- Woodrow Kroll
So when you look to where you have been…remember who holds you up as you go.
“This is my command—be strong and courageous!
Do not be afraid or discouraged.
For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
As you gather perspective…
be determine to have the capacity to view things in their true
relations or relative importance
This will help you to set your goals for the future and then
To function in the present
So as far as 2015 is concerned
1 Corinthians 15:58
My dear brothers and sisters,
stay firmly planted--
do many good works in the name of God,
and know that all your labor is not for nothing when it is for God.”
Set your course for a worthy future!