Don't Look Back
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. Its truth and life, instruction and warning, and examples. The good bad and the ugly throughout history – those who faced the same decisions you are. Slightly different circumstances, but the same decisions. This one goes back a long way. Abraham, though He didn’t have to, gave his nephew Lot, the first choice of land since their herds were growing too large to co-exist, and their servants were fighting. So Lot selfishly chose the plain, with the rich fertile ground, leaving Abraham with the rocky hills. This proved to be the least wise choice of his life. The plain was great, but Sodom and Gomorrah was there. Be careful what choice you make now, you’ll reap a harvest later. What seems good, isn’t always good. Finally when the stench of the sin of Sodom tipped God’s hand to destruction, the days of Lots life as He knew it were numbered. God sent angels to bring Lot and his family out before sending fire from heaven to consume them. The vile men of the city tried to attack the visitors – who just blinded them. Lot’s daughter’s husbands wouldn’t come, and finally the men grabbed Lot and His family by the hand and fled the city immediately. Run (for your lives) they said, before the destruction of God consumes this place, and they gave one more warning. “Don’t look back!” In your life, the mercy of God has brought you out of some places that would have led to your destruction, whether locations, associations, or relationships. Sometimes God changed your plans, that you thought for sure were good, even from Him, but it was not, or became not. You aren’t the only one with choices. Everyone makes choices of their own. Bosses, friends, organizations, cities, governments. Some people have a hard time escaping what once held them. Lot tried to negotiate, “Can we not leave completely? Can we just go to that town over there. So they allowed it, but they said, you must go now, and don’t look back! When God delivers you from something, don’t stop at the nearest town – keep going! Leave completely. You might not fully understand, you might not even fully agree, but God’s plans are for your best, not your preference. He said my grace is sufficient for you. Don’t look back. Lot’s wife did. Why did she do that? Because her heart was there, most people are in bondage because there’s a part of them addicted to it. They know it's dysfunctional, they know it won’t get better, they may even know it can’t end in good, but they just have to turn back, because there heart is there, not with God. And instantly she was turned into a pillar of salt. Praying that you will leave behind, what God has moved you on from. Don’t deceive yourself into thinking things might change, or could get better. If God pulled you out – don’t look back. Keep going. Start this journey on His path. Let Him take you to places He has in store for your good. Old habits only die hard, if you keep looking back. God sets you free, and keeps you free, but whether you stay free, and reach new and better destinations, sometimes… is up to you. God delivers you – you decide from there. Praying that you won’t look back. Keep going – you can’t even imagine the good that He has for you!
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!