Remember When... (1 of 3) by Michael Romero
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Series: Experiencing Holy Spirit Power
Michael A. Romero
I can't count how many times I have heard the words, "I remember when..." People seem to want to reminisce about times in their lives when things were going great, blessings were surrounding them and life seemed to be adventurous and contagious.
When friends and family are around the conversations seems to always turn to...
I remember when...we had
I remember when...we were at
I remember when...there was
Everything about life seems to be in the past. Everything happened back then – as if to say that nothing like that happens anymore.
I believe Christians come to a place in their lives where this is the only conversation they know how to have. Everything that was interesting, exciting, important, encouraging, hopeful, all happened in the past.
However, the past should not be where we live but it should be something that gives us hope for the future. When a Christian can not only remember what God has done but look forward to new and surprising experiences from God in the future then we have truly found our faith once again.
If our faith is lost in memories of the past and not making new memories in the future then our faith as Christians becomes a dead faith.
We have to go back and look at what God has done in order to gain a new perspective about our future. We have to explore some, "remember when's"...in order to invite some, "why not now?-type thinking."
Turn in your Bibles with me to the book of Zechariah,
Zechariah 4:6 (NASB95)
6 Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.
It is our responsibility to understand that the impossible is not going to be done by human might or by human power but by the Spirit of God.
I don't know what impossibilities are in your life but I know that human might and human power is not goi ...
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