Looking Back

Is God wanting to take you somewhere different in your life? Do you take one looks at your life and know you are not where He wants you to be? Maybe it’s a relationships, failure, or life’s unforgivable and unforgotten experiences. This type of clutch may not allow you to move forward in your life. How tight is your grip? God is already calling it your past. What do you see when you look back?

Photograph by: A. Lelo

Sodom and Gomorrah was a place God had decided to destroy. The sin of the people was so great that there was no other option. Abraham pleaded with God to save the city, because he had relatives living there. Therefore, God sent angels to the city to warn and rescue Lot and his family.

  • How many times have you had someone in your life give you advice, warn you or even tell you to change your ways? God sometimes sends people to our lives to warn us, some to pray for us and then we have the Holy Spirit.
    • Sometimes you ignore the warning and blow it off. Like Lot’s sons-in law and stayed behind.
    • You may hesitate because there is a strong attachment to stay where you are.
    • Others may experience being dragged out by someone or some sudden event. In Lot’s case the angels grasped his hand, his wife’s and two daughters and took them to safety.

After Lot, his wife and daughters were out of the city of hope, they were warned not to look back. Unfortunately, Lot’s wife looked back and she became a pillar of salt. Why did she look back?

  • Why do we look back?… contemplating those moments, the what if’s and memories of times past. Sometimes chapters of our lives come to a sudden end and we have to trust that it is for the best. We have to believe that God is taking us to a better place in our journey of faith. We have to press forward and look at what is ahead.
  • Thank God today we have Gods grace that prevents us from turning into stone, but be careful when looking back. It can slow down your blessing or you may remain stagnant right where you are.

Make a choice today, to trust the changes that are happening in your life are for good. Seek God in the transition between chapters. It will take adjustments and it may even cause some pain, but those who persevere till the end will be saved. Don’t look back!! Don’t give up!!

One day you will be able to look back with gratitude. You will realize what you were delivered from and be content enjoying the blessings you walk in everyday.

Jeremy Camp – Walk By Faith

Jeremy Camp – I Still Believe

“Stay encouraged & Stay in the word!” -Eunice Green

Trash digging?

“Therefore, since we have these promises,

dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and

spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.” -2 Corinthians 7:1


What is trash? A thing that is considered worthless, meaningless or useless.

How much trash do we have lying around in our lives? Cleaning up trash is easier said than done, but when you get rid of it, it’s gone! First we have to realize that there is trash that needs to be disposed of. Some clean as they go, others may wait till it piles up, others may not care to live with it and then there are trash diggers. Which are you?

I know that I’m getting sick and tired of trash just hanging around my life. Trash meaning sin! All things useless & meaningless things that delay me from getting closer to having a personal relationship with God. God’s word clearly says to get rid of everything that contaminates us, body & spirit. Unfortunately, we are very good at appearing like we have it all together on the outside. Nice clothes, descent car or job, many friends… but our spiritual life STINKS!! Who are we trying to fool, God?

“Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.” -Galatians 6:7,8

Something’s gotta give! We cannot hold on to those things that separate us from God and expect to have a close relationship with Him. We cannot do both. This is why every person is made aware of the trash we carry around by the Holy Spirit, but we ignore it.

The decision is yours… hold on to it or get rid of it!

  • Recognize you have TRASH in your life!! Call it what it is, “worthless and meaningless”.
  • Ask God to forgive you for holding on to it this long & ignoring Him. Say, “Lord I am ready to allow you to help me live a clean life free of this trash. I need you and I want to change. In Jesus name. Amen”.
  • Now, just get rid of it!! This step will be a continual step from here on out as you come across more trash in your life. Your human nature might not allow you to forget about it, but LETS NOT BE TRASH DIGGERS!! God will give you the strength to stay clean if you want it!
  • Build & strengthen your safety net! Read the bible daily, find a church & GO, join a bible study group & STUDY, pray every day, memorize verses, listen to Christian music, have like-minded friends, just say “NO”, speak & think positive thoughts and remember what you are now… CLEAN!! So fight hard to staying that way!!!
  • DON’T GIVE UP!! “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:9 

Beautiful Beautiful – Francesca Battistelli

“Stay encouraged. Stay in the word.” -Eunice Green