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In The Power of Praying: Help for a Woman's Journey Through Life, Stormie Omartian
writes the following in the section "knowing the extent of His grace:"
"GOD IS ALWAYS WANTING TO TAKE YOU TO A NEW PLACE IN YOUR LIFE, (her caps, not mine)
and you will keep Him from doing that if you are hanging on to the way
things have always been done.
He will never allow you to rest on past success.
If you rely on the way things have always been done,
you aren't relying on Him.
And that's the whole point.
No matter how old you are, God has something new
He wants to do in your life.
Ask Him to show you what that is.
Tell Him you intend to stay in the race
and you don't want to carry any baggage
from the past around with you."
I don't know, but I think I needed to 'hear' that.
I need to change how I do some things at school; I'm just not sure what or how.
So here's Stormie's accompanying prayer---it will the Monday Prayer for this week:
"Lord, help me to keep my eyes looking straight ahead
and not back on the former days and old ways of doing things.
I know You want to do something new in my life today.
Help me to concentrate on where I am to go now
not where I have been.
Thank You for releasing me from the past so that by Your grace
I can move out of it
and into the future You have for me.
In Jesus' name I pray.
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away;
behold all things have become new.
II Corinthians 5:17
I have a professional day tomorrow, so I will be sitting most of the day in an auditorium.
Tuesday the students will be back.
Blessings to you all as you begin your week!