Yesterday And Today

by the grace of God I am what I am. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 I really love this statement by Paul. Some of the people of Corinth may not have liked who he was or what he’d done, but he makes it very clear that his message wasn’t about him anymore. It’s about God’s decision to use Paul’s gifts so that others may seek God. Previously, Paul’s heart was in the right place, but his head (thinking) was someplace else. Many of us fall into this category in some or all areas of our life. Who but God understands this about us even when we don’t see this about ourselves? While Paul attributes his past experience and current ministry to one “untimely born”, he realizes his journey is exactly where God always intended it to be. Perhaps by his own description of his life he wishes his path could have been different, but he has accepted the fact that he is what he is today, because of that path. In fact his yesterdays and his todays go together – because except for the “dead”, today doesn’t come without yesterday. Today in this world the conflict of heart and mind isn’t unusual. But even to the “untimely born”, God will bring the heart and mind in to one place for the glory of his name and every day we are given is an opportunity to follow the Lord. Thus as believers, like Paul, minding what we were yesterday, should with praise encourage the question; “What are we today?”

Psalm 1

Happy are those
   who do not follow the advice of the wicked,… but their delight is in the law of the Lord,

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