“Give us this day our daily bread.” I want you to know, there is victory for you today, right now. But first here are some quotes and Scripture.
“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” – Elizabeth Elliot
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom
Psalm 16:11 – “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
To walk into the new, you have to leave the old. Isaiah 43:18-19. Ecclesiastes 5:18-20. The present moment is all that is really available to you and me. God is ready and willing to help you right now. There’s victory in your now.
Matthew 13:3-9. The seeds that fall on stony ground do not have strong, deep roots and will fall away at the first sign of persecution or trouble. Those choked by the thorns are the ones who get caught up in the cares of the world and forget the Word, possibly they have been hurt and their wounds hold them back . Some seeds fell on good ground and understood the Word and produced fruit.
Those that fell on stony ground didn’t have deep roots. When trees don’t have a good root system, it doesn’t take a whole lot to destroy them. It’s the same way for a Christian. That’s why it’s so important to keep praying even when no one’s watching. Keep holding onto God, kill lions and bears when no one’s watching. This helps build your root system and keep you strong in the Lord.
The seeds that fell on stony ground are people who are always worried about their future. The news media is full of stories that bring fear to the people who watch it. It’s everywhere and it’s caused people to fear the future. If you are battling fear of the future, serve notice on the devil. Let him know you understand that you can’t control the future or determine the future, but you are in the hand of the One who holds your future.
There’s nothing wrong with planning ahead for some things, but you are not living in next year or ten years from now. You are living right now and you can enjoy today. Psalm 118:24.
Let’s not let our best memories with God be from ten years ago. Let’s make the best memories with God today and then let’s make even better ones tomorrow. Sometimes we get so caught up in the past or the future that we don’t enjoy the now.
We need to learn to let go of the past. We can’t change our past, but anything and everything back there is under the blood. Hurts and pain, those thorns, let them go! We need to move on with God and those things will do nothing but hold us back. I hear a voice calling, “Come up a little higher!” Do not stop living because you’re afraid you’ll get hurt again.
Enjoy the NOW
There should not be a more special day than today. God wants to release you from the fear of the future and the wounds of the past. He wants you to come into the now. There is victory for you now, hope for you now. There is deliverance, peace, a new beginning, and strength for you now!
Pray and ask God to release you from the tug of yesterday and the pull of tomorrow, and ask to step back into your now. Pray that He give you this day’s daily bread. You can live now, laugh now, pray now, worship now! You can have peace and victory right now! There is victory in your now, dear friend!
Pastor Anthony Wynn