As we follow God into the future, let us consider how God desires us to carry forward how God has blessed us thus far. Let us not despise the work our Lord has done in past years. Who has blessed you? Who has the Lord used to bring you to faith? How have you seen the Lord at work? What is God calling us to remember?
“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.” (Isaiah 51:1)
“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” (Hebrews 13:7)
“I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.” (2 Timothy 1:5)
(For more on this, see Tracing New History.)