In the book of Exodus in the Old Testament, God told Moses to tell his people: “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I bore you on eagle's wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant you shall be my treasured possessions out of all the peoples.” Exodus 19: 4-5.
To have confidence in the future and to understand the present, we must take a look at our past. What has God been up to in your life and in the history of His people? What might God be telling you through your own life today? God's presence with you in the past does speak to your present and your future.
Whatever you have been through in the past, God is trying to reach you through those experiences. Whether you would call your past good or bad; God has been there. He is everywhere we turn and He is everywhere we have been, pursuing us to bless us. If you are a bereaved parent God has been there and He will continue to be there, providing blessings in the midst of your grief.
Listen to your life. You are God's treasured possession and He has brought you through your past to the present, to today. God reminded Moses to remind the people that not only has He been with them in the past, but that He is with them now:[“Now therefore...” I learned a few things from English class; that's present tense language. A decision made now has an impact on the future.
In the space industry they have a term, “mid-course correction”. If the rocket is off course they acknowledge the mistake and make a “mid-course correction.” Isn't that what present living is all about?
Looking at our past and wanting a successful future we are given the present in order to evaluate our course in order to make mid-course corrections when needed. The present time is a God-given gift in which to make decisions for the future, and if we “Obey His voice” and “keep His covenant” God promises us we remain His “treasured possession”.
Listen to your whole life; the past, present and future, because God is speaking to you right now as you read this blog. Are you listening? Are you choosing to follow Him now and in your future. He will not fail you or abandon you, for you are His “treasured possession.”