Isaiah 43:18-19 New King James Version (NKJV)
18 “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Don’t you just love God. His forgiving power is beyond “remembering” what old canvas paintings said of our stories. We live in a world where others can remind you of your past and what it looked like, and sometimes we even fall victim to our own-selves reminding us of the old. The other day in prayer time, I was really pressed to remind Gods people to stop listening to the accuser’s voice. Many prophetic voices are being silenced due to past mistakes, but God is calling you and me out. Don’t allow the enemy to bring discouragement to you.
I love verse 18 of Isaiah 43: It is actually commanding us to “Forget” the former things (old things). Because the unconditional love of Christ has healed us of our former wounds and atoned for our sins. This unconditional love allows us to not only heal, but to also forgive ourselves and others. It allows us to be strong, to love, walk in righteousness, to have purpose and to forget. Isn’t this love the greatest.
Because of this great love, every new day truly is an opportunity to change our lives. When we make a decision to walk upright and denounce our old carnal nature, It is never an easy journey, but when we stay in the word, pray daily and fellowship with other to be encouraged; we exercise that new change so that we stay on track.
I want to leave you with Ephesians 4:22-24 and it reads;
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
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