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LOVE LETTERS|DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SINGLES|DAY 173


Scripture for Today


Isaiah 43:18 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. (ESV)


In early 2001 some towns in India were stricken by a plague of monkeys. The monkeys were so numerous they would invade homes, bite people, and make off with food supplies. It was agreed the monkey’s would have to be caught and relocated. The people in these towns resorted to a traditional method for catching them. They gathered their old milk bottles, tied them to the ground, and then placed something sweet such as a lolly inside the bottle. Then when a monkey comes along and sees the sweet he places his hand inside the bottle, but with the sweet enclosed in his palm his fist is too big to get back out the bottle. Our monkey will pull and push in an effort to get that sweet out, but he will not let it go, not even as his captors approach. And so the monkey is caught, literally with his hand in the lolly jar!


What are does things you don't want to let go? For me it could be the worst experiences of old. It is not basically what people did to me knowingly but it could be unknowingly to them. Is it the hurt? Or the pain? What could it be that has held you so bound to the lollipop jar. Scriptures says we should look away from the former things, let's look away from the old victories and fix our gaze on the future. There is more to life than it might look, the same things that brought disgrace to you yesterday, God will redesign to bring you testimonies. Look friend, God is not done with you. He has just began, so hold on to him. 


Just do your part by forgetting the things of old.


Prayer: Father, I receive strength to move away from every hurt of the past. 

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