Isaiah 43:19, says “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
We are in an exciting time in the Body of Christ, we are in the season in which we can flow into experiencing the power of heaven here on earth in a greater measure! But its so easy to get caught up in the what use to be or what we have done that we can’t see the new thing that our Father is doing here on earth. Some of us may have a nostalgic hope that we can recover the “good old days,” and others of us may be locked face to face with a past we can’t escape. Maybe we feel stuck by the circumstances of a broken home, or of mistakes and decisions that we may now regret, or of injustice that has been done to us. Our Father is bringing us out of our past in order to bring us into His promise of a new thing! Though as people of faith we do not ignore the past, but our faith in Christ always challenges us to look forward. Our goal is not change for the sake of change. Isaiah reminds us of the only One who brings lasting transformation: “I am doing a new thing!”
Open your ears, the trumpet is blowing and it is a sound of incision, decision, and precision. Incision, to open our hearts for transformation. Decision, to get out of our feelings. Precision, to get in step.
We will never get into the new if we are still imprisoned in the old. Let this month be a month for transition into the new. Don’t be stubborn and allow yourself to be led by your emotions rather conquer your emotions by soaking yourself deeply into reading Our Father’s Word and hearing from His Spirit so that we can clear our conscience to walk in new revelation. The blood of Jesus flows in us and brings cleansing, even to our DNA. And because of His finished work on the cross, we can experience the joy of forgetting and press on as new people in Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:13-14)
God of new beginnings, thank you for a fresh start in Christ. Help us to leave behind the old ways and thoughts so that we can live joyfully for You. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Contributed by: Pastor Yolanda Douthit
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