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Day 5

Forward Living 

What is ahead for you? What does your future hold?

One of the interesting things about the Bible is its future focus.  Many times in Scripture we discover God’s promises for tomorrow.  Over and over again the Lord encourages us to have hope for what is ahead.

We see this forward focus in some of God’s instructions to Moses regarding Tabernacle worship in the Old Testament.  It is interesting that God told Moses to have Aaron position the lamps in the Tabernacle in such a way that the light was projected forward, not backwards.  There certainly are lessons here for us – life principles we need to understand and embrace.

Here are a few:

  • God’s light is always found when we look forward, not backward.
  • Looking back in regret is fruitless.
  • God has something positive ahead for us – His light is drawing us to our future, not to our past.
  • God’s light always goes before us.
  • We must choose to live with a forward – focus.

Unfortunately there are many people who waste a great portion of life worshiping, wondering, worrying or whining about their past.  Their hope and joy today is dimmed by the darkness of what was – the deed, disappointments, defeats, difficulties or even successes of yesterday.

God’s light is found when we decided to look ahead, believing that whatever our past has been, it is now past.  From God’s perspective, yesterday’s pinnacles or pits need not hinder us from pursuing an exciting future full of great promise.

Make this your prayer today:  “Dear Lord, Today I pray, in Jesus’ name, that you would help me to know that your light is ahead of me.  I ask that you help me stop wasting time, energy and focus on what is behind me.  Help me turn my focus to what you have ahead for me.  I thank you that your light illumines a path for my future.  Help me to daily walk in your light.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.”


Numbers 8:1-3 The Lord spoke to Moses: “Speak to Aaron and tell him, When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps are to give light in front of the lamp stand.”  And Aaron did so; he set up the lamps to face toward the front of the lamp stand, as the Lord commanded Moses.

Source:  Back to the Bible


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