... Faithwoman's post HERE. Yesterday, now, tomorrow... I agree can be a bit tricky.The New Testament does tell us to always live in the now! Which seems pretty reasonable as we can hardly live at any other time than now! *hee!* MATTHEW 6:34 So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
If we're living as serious Christians before God, then we WILL be people who confess and repent, who REFUSE to leave a single thing we've done wrong without going to the Lord about it asap (this concerns sin He makes us aware of, either that we failed to do or sin we committed - often referred to as "sins of omission" and "sins of commission").
Seems to me that sin we confess and repent of is always stuff from the past!! - and we sure need the Holy Spiritto help us to now STOP the sins of the past we've just repented of!! Which is sort of an ongoing present - about past sins!! (And I suppose we also could consider this as "preparing" for the future.)
The old me is NOT gone! What we must do before the Lord is to consider our old man of sin to be DEAD according to His Word, and our new man to more and more be bringing us into NEW LIFE in Christ. ROMANS 6:11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. That is reckon or consider your old man as DEAD!! And I find it interesting that it then says, not that we're just "alive" but "alive to God," i.e., ONLY with Him can we BE alive!! Romans 6:1-14 is really good to read about all of this. There will ALWAYS be an ongoing conflict between the old and new - but the further you're moving UP the ladder towards MATURITY, the fewer problems you'll be having with your old self!!
- BM (with his Lady)