Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. - Isaiah 43:18 (NIV)

I have a habit of living in the past. I find myself wondering how my life would have turned out had I done things differently. What if I had learned to drive earlier? What if I had gone to a different college or chosen a different major? My world becomes...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for your love and forgiveness that frees us from our past. Help us to live in the present. As Jesus taught us, we pray, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matt. 6:9-13, kjv).
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Today's Reading
Philippians 3:13-14

Thought for the Day

With God’s grace, I do not have to dwell on the past.

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