Trading on Timanthes for 2014

Soul Snack 248/13 ...Trading on Timanthes for 2014

"A story is told of a young Greek artist named Timanthes who studied under a respected tutor some 2,000 years ago. After several years the teacher’s efforts seemed to have paid off when Timanthes painted an exquisite work of art. Unfortunately, he became so enraptured with the painting that he spent his days gazing at it.
One morning when Timanthes arrived to admire his work, he was shocked to find it blotted out with paint. Angry, Timanthes ran to his teacher, who admitted he had destroyed the painting. “I did it for your own good. That painting was retarding your progress. Start again and see if you can do better,” he told him. Timanthes took his teacher’s advice and produced Sacrifice of Iphigenia, which is regarded as one of the finest paintings of antiquity."#
As the New Year arrives it is easy to reflect upon yesterday's spiritual gains and settle for them.
Spiritual gain is only made when yesterday's spiritual successes are not traded upon tomorrow.
God already has new peaks for you to climb, unexplored caves for you stop within, fresh rain to drench you, stormy water for you to walk upon and unseen mountains for you to move. 
We each must put down our past to pick up our future.

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  (Is 43:18)

Today's Soul Snippet:
"God is no more locked in 1611- KJV Bible, than the motor industry is locked into 1908 and Model T Fords."
# This inspiring anecdote is in a leadership blog 'Management Moment Leadership Services' written by Doug Dickerson. Click here to read the entire article.