When God has done something amazing in our life, there is no expiration date on it's impact. No matter how long it's been since we've seen God do something powerful. No matter how many days, weeks, or years we feel have been squandered. The God who did something back there, is at the ready to do something right here...right now!
It took a prostitute to show two spies how a forty-year-old story still held immense power. Rahab said that all of Jericho was terrified and there was "no spirit left in any man". This, because of the Lord's miracle Red Sea crossing that "melted hearts" far and wide, forty years prior...A forty-year-old story!
A few shots of encouragement:
1. Whatever God has done in our life never has an expiration date...NEVER! No matter how long ago it was and no matter how many powerless days we've strung together lately, God is not powerless and today is new day.
2. God will use his exploits in our life from way back to kick open new doors in the present. We don't know how God intends to use what he did back there, all over again. Sometimes today's "new mercies" are directly linked to yesteryear's victories...let God flex his muscle as he chooses.
3. Often our perceived adversaries are more afraid of us than we are of them. We tend to look at the future and see fortified walls. But walls are nothing when God's already melted the hearts behind those walls. If God's waving us forward we've gotta go, there's too much to see.
Come on. This is a new season. This is a new day. We could focus on our failures and fears or we can join God and taste adventure. Let's witness what God has for us...right here, right now!