Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Scarlet Letter

No one's ever seen or heard anything like this,
   Never so much as imagined anything quite like it—
   What God has arranged for those who love him.  I Corinthians  2:9

What you have experienced so far in your life has probably not fully prepared you for the amazing things God has in store for you.  A life filled with hope and incredible adventures.

There are two ways to divide up people in the world: those who let their past define their future and those who are able to conceive a future much bigger and broader than their past.  I want to be counted in a group of people in the world who are able to conceive a future much bigger and broader than the past. I won’t let my past define my future!
B  Remember the movie The Scarlet Letter? The woman in the movie who committed adultery had to wear a red "A" on her front to display her shame.  When one is divorced we theoretically feel we are wearing a scarlet "D" for all to see.  Will this define my future?  Hardly.  My spirit-filled friend I visit for encouragement said, "We don't wear a "D".  Strip it off.  God puts on us a large "B" for Beloved or an "R" for Redeemed!"  What great wisdom and insight.  Sounds like a T-shirt idea.

The hope that is given to us as a beloved, redeemed individual is hardly imaginable.  What great thing does God have in store for you?  Hope takes risk! Face the risks with courage.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Don’t try to figure everything out on your own.  In everything you do give God the glory and He will guide and direct everywhere you go! (Proverbs 3:5-6) Your future is bright. I pray this prayer everyday:

Lord, Amaze me today!

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