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Embrace life

Place: home

Poison: flat white

Favorite Things: pink booties for Chloe Joy

I so often encounter people who are stuck in the mire of yesterday.

Yesterday provides insight.

Yesterday provides history.

Yesterday provides foundation.

But life cannot be lived backwards.

The challenge of the society we live in, is its ever changing nature. What we purchased yesterday is out of date before we’ve even finished unpacking its instruction manual.

Living out the lessons provided from our past, with our eyes on the future embracing the new opportunities and the life proposed before us is essential to staying present in our potential.

Day 3: Lenten season Embrace life.

In the morning, walking along the road, they saw the fig tree, shriveled to a dry stick. Peter, remembering what had happened the previous day, said to him, “Rabbi, look-the fig tree you cursed is shriveled up!” Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’-no shuffling or shilly-shallying-and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything. And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive-only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins.” (Mark 11:20-25 MSG)

On their journey towards the passion of Christ, the disciples were often found facing backwards, reflecting on past occurrences, rather than embracing the opportunities right in front of them.

I am a loyal person who loves history and insight, but I want to live progressively towards my future. I want to live presently in my today, throwing off constraints that hold me back from pursuing the new and numinous.

What is in your today, that you are missing because your attention is focused on yesterday?

Determine to let go of the past and Embrace life!



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