Remember the first miracle of Jesus? He turned the water into wine (John 2:1-11). It wasn’t supposed to happen yet as Jesus said in verse 4, “My hour has not yet come” but He was challenged at that moment and had to respond based from the “promised future”.
When all the noises in the world take you out from your focus… all the what if(s), why not(s)… Fears and doubts… When your emotion is raging like there’s no tomorrow, take a pause and remember the “memories of the future”. Your God-given vision is your future. Remember that encounter when God handed you that vision. Maybe it was the time you wrestled with God. Maybe it was in your silence or in your dream or through prophesy. Remember and cling on to every word. Make those God-given promises of the future your strength for today – you will see how you can make miracles today out of it. In Filipino common word, gawin mong hugot mo yun araw-araw. You may not turn the water into wine but you can turn your mourning to dancing, your sorrow to joy, your stress to peace, and your seemingly defeat to victory.
Remember the memories of the future. It’s not yet happening but you have already seen it and you know it in your heart that it will happen… simply because God said so.
“Not a single one of all the good promises the LORD had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.” Joshua 21:45, NLT