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Psalms 90:15-17 (NLT)
15 Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery!
Replace the evil years with good.
16 Let us see your miracles again;
let our children see your glory at work.
17 And may the Lord our God show us his approval
and make our efforts successful.
Yes, make our efforts successful!
As you may know from a recent devotional, I just celebrated my ten-year anniversary at my job.
Ten years, it seems like a long time ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday.
I remember how I used to be. Ten years ago I was not walking with the Lord. I was living in sin with another woman and spent a lot of time at nightclubs.
It wasn't a very pretty life.
Ten years ago if you had told me that I would be teaching the bible over the Internet and reaching thousands around the world (literally) for almost six years now, I would have laughed in your face.
Ten years ago if you had told me that I would have a beautiful Christian wife, two fabulous little babies and another one on the way, I would have thought that you were crazy to think such a thing.
But the Lord has done a lot of things in my life over the last ten years. So much more then just allowing me to stay at my job that long.
No, for the past ten years the Lord has given me a new life in Jesus Christ that I never had before. The Lord has allowed me to go through some good times as well as some bad times to help me to grow in my walk with Him.
Once again the Lord has given me a wonderful woman to be my wife who loves the Lord more then me (I would have it no other way). He has blessed us with the cutest little babies and is going to do it again the beginning of next year.
The Lord has taken things from my life, not because He is mean, but because He loves me and knows what is good for me, and what is not.
I could go on and on with what the Lord has done in just the past ten years in my life.
So the question today is, what about you and your life?
We are quick to look at our own accomplishments in life, but today instead of reflecting on what you have done the past ten years, reflect on what the Lord has done in your life these past ten years.
Once you start to think about it, it will blow you away how far you have come, and to think that He's not done yet.
Phil 1:6 (NLT) And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.