Ecclesiastes 5:20 NASB "For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart."There are days when I don't even remember how I was years ago, the thought of the "angry days" are far removed from my thoughts! Today's verse speaks to us about not considering the former years of our life because God occupies our hearts with gladness. There was a time when my entire focus was on those angry days, but letting go of them and focusing on things above, brings gladness to my heart. My dad taught me an old saying that is so true "idle time is the devil's workshop!" - when men are idle, we allow the tricks and lies of satan to come into our minds and life choices and cause nothing but pain. When we keep busy for the Lord, our hearts will be full of gladness because the Spirit will strengthen us for the battle of godly manhood and the memories will slowly fade away! Let's keep focus on Christ and not our past lives! peace, tom
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