February 25, 2024 – 02/25/2024
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25 – Grace For Grace

1 John 2:25 (NKJV) And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.


One day, I was facing south on a northbound train—the lounge car on AMTRAK. You can sit at a table, and Steve Jobs allows me to type out a book while heading home from a trip. From my seat, I can see where I have been but not where I am going. All the scenery around me moves from my side into what is behind the train, and that’s all I can perceive. The goodness of God is not just seen in the past but is a calling from the future. Those who fight for what can be understood that God says their destiny is much greater than their history.

Your destiny is much greater than your history; you’re not afraid to fight for it. You have a great respect for the scriptures but a higher value for personally knowing the author of the scriptures. You have turned your chair from looking at what is behind the train to what is in front of it.

Psalm 34:8 (NKJV) Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

King Jesus, Thank You. I can learn from my past, but I focus on the future You are propelling me to. Your goodness was not just in the past but even more significant in the future. I respect Your Word but choose to value a personal relationship with You, the author of the scriptures. I look forward, I taste and see that You are good, and I trust You in my future and for my eternal destination, which You have promised.

Declaration: You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book, and You know all the words I’m about to speak before I start a sentence! You see every step I will take before my journey even begins. You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness, you follow behind me to spare me from the harm of my past.” I trust You and am grateful for the promise of eternal life as we move forward.

From My Book: Redeeming Your Timeline