How many times have you heard, Live in the Now, let go of the Past, and don’t focus on the Future? While that sounds good sometimes I realized that is not so good. I am Not saying get stuck in the Past or wallow in any negativity of the past however there is a lot to learn from the Past. In fact, if you have been reading along in Genesis hopefully you have seen and learned from the lives of those of the Past. Personally, I have been working on a collage with my photos from over the years which of course had me walking down memory lane. Some of those old photos reminded me of the crazy life I used to live and then it hit me how Good, Merciful, and Forgiving God was and still is watching over me in spite of myself. As I was reading in Genesis this morning I saw that same Loving God over and over in the lives of Abraham, Issac, Esau, and Jacob. And at the same time, I saw how much I could have saved myself a lot of grief is I had just read His Word way back when. My eyes were opened to the Truth that if we only live in the “now – in this moment” we walk a rougher road and are prone to repeat the mistakes of those before us. The roots of Knowledge and Wisdom are found in what has already been planted. We just tweek and refine it in the now.
As for the future, it is part of the grand plan too. And there are times we must look at the future and plan. Or just remember the future is also in His Word…it is called Prophesy. And what about the Promises to come? They give us Hope and is the road we are called to Travel in order to fulfill our Purpose. If you are just in this moment how do you learn, seek, strive, and Grow?
So, in this house, I will seek the Lord with all my heart, I will look forward to His Promises to come in the Future. I won’t go back to try to relive the past or hold on to something or someone that is long gone however, I will continue to seek and gain knowledge from past cultures, lives, mistakes, and count on His Word given in the past that is still true today and in my future.
Check out these Documentaries to learn a few things from the Past, the now, and what Can be the Future for our Earth.
The Movie Kiss the Ground is on Netflix and here’s the actual website Kiss the Ground which contains a trailer
Big Little Farm Documentary – Bing video This is so great – you get to watch and experience with this couple how changes to the Past create a promising future.