Look Ahead for New Grace

by Min. Andre Gilford

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Read: 1 Samuel 16:1-3: And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the Lord said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LordAnd call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.

Have you ever tried driving a car only looking out the rear-view mirror? Of course not. When taught how to drive, we are taught to look ahead, turning to your sides and looking through the rear-view mirror when necessary. But, no reputable driver’s education teacher ever taught that to drive forward, one must keep your complete attention on the rear-view mirror.

Sometimes, the past can be a kryptonite for many of us. It can serve as a crippling factor to keep God’s children from moving ahead. The mistakes of the past by ourselves and those who are close of us has the capacity to keep up from realizing our potential and growing into what God wants us to be. When we spend so much time focusing on the past, we lose sight of the beautiful and delightful opportunities that lie ahead.

With every new breath taken, there is a new grace and mercy that we are blessed with by the Almighty God. Therefore, the mercies experienced anew cannot be taken lightly. Even more, with the giving of new breath and life, God has already given you the necessary tools to overcome the aspects of your mind that block your blessings.

Pray: Gracious God, Thank you for another opportunity to get it right. I love you with all of my heart and soul. Help me to let go of the past and be free in your new and blessed grace. In the name of your beloved Son, Jesus, Amen.

About The Author

Andre Gilford Andre Gilford Jr is a seminarian, high school teacher, and writer from Detroit committed to the gospel of love and justice for all.

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