Thursday, September 27, 2012
Don't look back
Rest from dead works, rest from striving, rest from trying to figure out the answers yourself. The scripture that comes to me is Genesis 19:26. God saved Lot and his family from the fire and brimstone that destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Lord told Lot and his familly not to look back as they were escorted out of the cities. However, Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. That's pretty intense. There comes a time in our lives where God is trying to take us in a certain direction and we need not look back. Don't look back at the former things, don't look back at former works, don't look back at former solutions. Behold God is doing something new, when we are looking back we cannot move forward. "We cannot move forward, while we are looking back". We cannot move forward into a new annointing, a new blessing, a new ministry, etc. While we are looking back, we cannot move forward in new relationships. If you continue to read the text that follows this scripture you will see that even though God saved Lot, Lot was still full of fears. These fears affected his family. The Lord wanted him to flee to the mountain, and he was scared and asked to go to a small city called "Zoar" instead. So they spared the city of Zoar so he could flee there. But check this out. After God spared Lot by delivering him to Zoar, he decided he was afraid to dwell in Zoar, so he went up into the moutains. Isn't that where God wanted to lead him to in the first place. Lot was a fearful man and his family suffered as a result. He had children with his daughters as a result of being in such an isolated place. Nobody that was left in his family was of the right mindset. His whole family was affected by his decisions and by his fears. When God is moving us to a new place in our lives, obedience is not enough. We must move fearlessly. "When God is moving us to a new place in our lives, obedience is not enough. We must move fearlessly"