The past is good and tradition is good, as long as we do not get stuck in it! The good thing about the past and tradition is that they can instruct us into a better and more productive future, if we are paying attention and learning for what they are teaching.
It is very easy to get “set in your ways”. We restrict ourselves from the forward progress that God has for us because we get stuck in our personal perspectives. If we are not careful, we will find yourself in a rut of our own making, because we have gotten stuck in our own thinking!
Remember This! It is very important to remember that our God is a Creator! As a creator, God is always doing something new. But God can’t and won’t accomplish something new in and through our lives, if we are not willing to change. We must be ready to enlarge our vision and expand our thinking – if we are to experience the new creation of our Amazing Creator God!
Don’t Miss It! In Isaiah 43:19 God says: “Behold I am doing a new thing! Do you not perceive it and know it?” God wants to grow you! God wants to promote you! God wants to give you increase! God wants to do something new, magnificent and unexplainable in and through your life. God wants to do a new thing in and through you! Did you notice the question in Isaiah? It says: “Can you not perceive it?” If you can’t from your perspective, see the new thing that God wants to do in and through you, then you need to change your perspective!
Learn And Grow! Learn from the past and appreciate tradition, but don’t get stuck there, because if you do, you will miss the new thing that God is doing!
A Pray To Pray! Thank you God for our past and for helping us to learn from our mistakes and failures! Thank you for tradition and for how it reminds me of Your faithfulness, goodness and grace! Help us Lord to appreciate, but not get stuck in these places. We don’t want to miss the new thing that you are doing. Please let us be right in the middle of Your perfect will!