Enjoying the Journey

In 1948 Winston Churchill said to the House of Commons, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Our own nation is in the midst of a revolution. An outright revolt against history. While not everything in our history is good, it is true. And only truth can guide us forward. The attack is not new. It is one of Satan’s greatest strategies: cause people to forget their past and you can affect their future. We have for many years seen a wave of “revisionist history” at work in our educational system. Rewrite what you don’t like. Now, it is even more pronounced. Erase it all. What is true on a national scale is also true on a…

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Two of life’s greatest enemies are the past and the future.  I cannot change yesterday.  I do not yet have tomorrow.  And if I am not careful, I will allow the regrets of my past and plans for the future to rob me of God’s precious gift called “today.” We all have a past.  The apostle Paul wrote that we must forget those things that are behind and reach for those things that are before us (Philippians 3:13).  Perhaps you think the man who wrote these words had no terrible thing to haunt his memory, no past recollection to discourage him.  But you would be wrong.  Paul had a past.  He simply chose not to live in it. Paul had…

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It is my privilege to do a great deal of travel.  Through the years I have learned it is best to travel light.  Luggage slows you down and weighs you down.  Especially on airplanes!  The journey is much more enjoyable with as little baggage as possible.  This principle is true in all of life. The Apostle Paul wrote, “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:13-14).  Perhaps you think the man who wrote these words had no terrible thing to…

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