Just last night I got the chance to teach at my local church during our Sunday night service. This would be the second time doing so since Alissa and I have moved to Ohio. I have been blessed every time and am always humbled to teach. I taught on considering our source and why we shouldn’t forget where we come from. Now some of you who follow this blog via Facebook may have been at church last night and you may remember me speaking but most who read here are from all over. But I encourage you to read anyway, God may just have something else for you this time round.
We spend much of our time and energy focusing on where we are going in life. It can be easy in this mindset to neglect where we have come from. If we can remember where we’ve been and all that God has done to get us where we are. We will find strength, and that strength is needed to sustain us for the rest of or journey. There are three ways our faith is affected by remembering where we come from. Putting our situation in its proper perspective, Keeping our mind in perfect peace, and it will bring you back to your rightful place. But let’s just take it one at a time.
In Isaiah 51, Isaiah was speaking to the Israelites while they were in captivity. He reminded them that they came from Abraham, the one man God declared His promise to that He would one day free His people. Even though Abraham was old and would unlikely have a son, he became the person who God chose to multiply into His people, and through that line, God would bring Jesus into the world to redeem all mankind. You see big differences have small beginnings. God wants and can do more in a moment than we can do in our entire lifetime alone. If we remember that God is our source, than we can have the hope we need to continue.
Sometimes we look to our careers, our talents, source situations, and they don’t seem like much. The the same God that was Abrahams source is our source as well. We can see big differences from small beginnings. God wants and can do more in a moment than we can do in our entire lifetime alone. If we remember that God is our source, then we can have the hope we need to continue.