How to hold each day sacred


We cannot hold the past more sacred than today. 

Maybe you are agreeing with me wholeheartedly.

But do you believe it?

It’s just who I am, deal with it.

I am the way I am because of what she/he/that did to me.

I’m not capable of doing that. It’s for someone else.

If any of these fall from your lips, the past is more sacred than today.

It’s more sacred than what God wants to do inside of you with His great power.

Exchange it with truth: The past does not get to limit who you are becoming. It doesn’t get to say what God can or cannot do in your heart. It doesn’t get to keep you stuck when God intended for you to fly with wings of eagles.

Isaiah 30:21 says, “And your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, “This is the way, walk in it.’ when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left” (ESV).

Think about a time you sensed that God was leading you in some way; maybe it was to not say something, or to think about it in a different way. Describe that time here. 

Q: Have you held the past more sacred than today? What might that look like in real life?

Q: In what way do you sense God asking you to hold today more sacred than the past?





  1. My heart is shaking because someone I met and fell in love with needs his “space”. By rights maybe he shouldn’t have been dating, since his divorce wasn’t even final for another month. But he did, and I did, So now I am practicing my pseudo religion of busyiness to quell my feelings. It is not working.

    I am so happy to have found your website this early a.m. The insights are helping me this morning to focus on what God has planned for me. Since I was little and an only child, I was very fond of getting my own way. The prayer that helps me the most is, “GOD PLEASE CLOSE DOORS YOU DON’T WANT ME TO WALK THROUGH”.

    I will become a faithful follower of this website every evening before I go to sleep. You have given me the blessing of work quietly, pay the bills, and wait on God. Thanks, Susie.

  2. I don’t think I could ever call my past sacred. It was out-of-control in all ways. I had two children in the early 70’s, the hippie days and yes I was one. That was where the experimenting with drugs and the partying all came in, I got married right out of high school to my children’s dad. We were both first loves and I “thought” at the time things were great. But as I got older and the drugs caused the abuse to come along and the cheating it wasn’t great at all. Many separations, I went home to my parents. But the part I can’t let go of even though God has forgiven me, and believe me I’ve asked him several times and confessed many, it’s that I have so much guilt I can’t forgive myself. I have this stigma that makes me feel less than and I’m 63 now and still feel the guilt every day. I married 3 more times before I met my current and LAST husband (a Christian and I love him very much). I got into the worse situation with an alcoholic and, here comes more guilt, stayed with him for about 12 years and the kids saw the abuse and the drinking. I want to be free! My children forgive me but I still can’t. I want the rest of the my life to be spent with the Lord in contentment and peace knowing He is with me always. I’m active in church and I’m happy, but still have that baggage hanging on. I didn’t mean to tell my life story, and believe me I didn’t, I only touched on it. I could write a book on how not to live your life. My days now are sacred to me, but I’m not whole yet and that’s what I want.

  3. Jodi Michaelides says:

    There isn’t enough space to write all the foolishness I chose and at that time I didn’t even know it. I made 1 mistake after enough and kept dragging all the pain, hurt, grief, guilt and shame along with me everywhere I went. By the time, I landed in my 30s…I was an utter disaster. However, I’ve been learning that God’s says it is all ok. He has already forgiven me and told me to forgive myself. God has been teaching me how to view myself as HE sees me. God has been telling me to let go of my past and not ever hold it sacred ever again.

    • We don’t know what we don’t know.

      But thank goodness that God, in His mercy, opens our eyes. And part of that is placing the past in its proper perspective. It shaped us, but it doesn’t limit us or define who we can become, with God’s help!

  4. oh this was me yesterday and because of it I need all your prayers for me today! First a little history about me…
    I did pretty good in school growing up and got into the party college I wanted even though I was going through some hard stuff at home. Now you know why I eagerly bought Suzanne’s book. I started dating the boy of my dreams and made some really bad chooses. We started having sex and I got pregnant. My family had taught me that if that should ever happen you take care of it, so without telling anyone my boyfriend and I went and had an abortion.
    In that very painful place I started searching for this God I didn’t know. And that is where He found me and took that broken girl and made her his.
    That’s my story in a nutshell and now on to my prayer request for today. Yesterday I was living in my dreams of my glory days gone and I started to apply to go back to college. I could do that, but I was not waiting on the Lord and his plan for me. Plus I was feeling under appreciated by my family. So despite the Lord’s tugging at my heart I applied and then I told my husband what I did. We worked it out but today the advisor at the college is going to call me back and I have to tell her to cancel everything because this is not my time.

    Please pray that she understands and that God will use my foolishness for His Glory.

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