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00171 - Look in your rear view mirror

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

Faith, experience and wisdom are often intertwined. Let’s not forget to learn from them in our journey with God. Looking to the history of our rear view mirror, we see how we prayed, what God answered, the advice we got from people.

Even if we didn’t act the way we could or should have in the past, God knew that before time. Isaiah 41:10 says ‘…I will uphold you with my righteous right hand’. (NIV). This is not a ‘free get out of jail card’, we have our part to play, to grow and mature in our relation with Him.

It’s important in our walk with God to reflect on the times and seasons with travelled with Him. Things we could have done differently, things we can learn from for any future situation. Learning from past events, will bring a deeper levels of faith and prayer than ever before.


The more we learn from our own past, the more faith we build for the future.


Lord, would you highlight the spiritual lessons I can learn from my own past, teach me Lord, Amen.

Action Point

At the end of each year, I spend a couple of days going through that time, praying and asking God to show me what I can learn, I come away with huge beneficial lessons, why not give it a try.

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