I have this day. In walking with the Lord, today is all we can clearly see. We know people by remembering the past, but the Lord looks at us and can plainly see who we are.
One night many years ago, I had a dream. The Lord spoke to me in the dream, saying, “Go through the door into what I’m doing.” The first door I opened was to a closet. I looked around the room, and there was a tiny door, unlike the other doors. In my dream, the Lord said, “It’s through there.”
I got down on my hands and knees and tried to crawl through the door. I didn’t fit. I suddenly realized I was wearing a full backpack. And the Lord said, “Take that off; it won’t fit through.” After removing the backpack, I tried to get through the door again but couldn’t. I had to remove the things from my pockets, some good and some bad. Again I wouldn’t fit through. Lastly, I saw my hands holding all they could carry. I looked at what I was holding, and the Lord said, “Those are things I have given you. You called them your Nuggets from the Lord.” I said, “Lord, I can’t. Those are from you.” The Lord said, “Put them down, or you can’t go through.”
I opened my hands and let everything fall to the floor and then was able to crawl through the tiny door. Reaching the other side, I stood up, and the first thing I saw was an enormous pile of things labeled Nuggets from the Lord. Behind that, I saw piles of other good things from the Lord, and I then woke up.
After all these years, I’ve discovered this is what it’s like to walk with the Lord. I have one day, this day, and I must lay down the past, even the good past. I have this day to deal with the current things in my life that are not pleasing to the Lord. Other people may have had control over some of my circumstances, but I am the one responsible for who I am. I have this day to follow the Lord and become the person he planned for me to be.
I have this day to put off the shackles of the past, lay down the person I once was, gather the new nuggets, and go on new adventures. Hello, morning; let’s begin.
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