After reading Zechariah 1:1-6, the message for me is to take in lessons from history, learn from mistakes, and make the adjustments with a new outlook towards the future. A great future awaits those who put God first with obedience and initiative. We don’t always have good examples to follow but the model we have in Christ is beyond any other.
Each day is a new day and we have to evaluate every circumstance. When I was around twelve years old, I was able to travel with my hometown high school football team since my Dad was on the coaching staff and the head coach had a son my age. We would help with various duties like provide Gatorade for the players or dry wet footballs with towels.
We were in El Campo Texas one time playing the local team in a practice game. El Campo is near the Gulf of Mexico and there was a tropical storm brewing. Our Dad’s had told us to stay on the side line and not wonder off. About half way into the scrimmage, it started pouring rain.
It was raining so hard, they called off the practice game and both teams went inside the locker room. After our dad’s had talked to the team, they looked around and wondered where we were. We were doing what they had told us and had stayed on the side line. We were smart enough to get under a bench.
As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned that parents and most people want what is best for us but there is no one like God to help in making decisions. This Day with God, I’m praying to stay focused on God’s presence and slow down for a while to listen for the Holy Spirit’s direction.