Remember grammar in grade school? You had to learn tenses of verbs – present, past… future?
Most of us live in present or past – what if we live in future tense…
A much loved verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” (Jerimiah 29:11 NIV italics mine) When someone has plans they are not for yesterday or this moment, they are for the future. And, oh the awesome plans our Father has for us…
Trials are no surprise to God, though they catch us off guard, He is always there knowing what we need to weather through – our part…trust…
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. (Proverbs 23:18 NIV italics mine) Hope – for the future – what, or better Who, is it based on?
Our Savior Jesus Christ – a solid foundation of hope that never disappoints…
Instead of living in the yesterdays of my regrets, in the turmoils of today, I want to be living in the future – but how? Though it sounds contrary the future is here, now, and it is still to come – Jesus has died (past tense) that I can have His Holy Spirit in me now (present tense) and I already have the guarantee of eternity (future tense).
What would our living be like if we lived in the future now – there would be no need to fret, worry, doubt… My last breath here is followed by my first breath in eternity – just like that, no gaps, no questioning at some pearly gate. May I live each breath now that others can see the Hope and I can rest knowing the future hope is mine already…
“Whatever is not eternal is eternally out of date.” C.S. Lewis
May 5, 2015 at 5:29 am
Good word! Do not worry about tomorrow, but take care of our needs one day at a time as the Lord instructs and let it point us to the future with hope of what our Lord has in store for us! Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen” Heb. 11:1
May 5, 2015 at 9:02 am
Living future now with you, girlfriend… Always hoping, always trusting – waiting impatiently 🙂
May 7, 2015 at 10:44 pm
This is wonderful ~ wow!!! This would be heavenly ~ no more neck/shoulder pain due to stress or icky feelings in the tummy due to worry ~ sign me up!!!!
May 8, 2015 at 4:48 pm
Thank you for your kind words – future hope gets us through those pains doesn’t it!