Remember not the former things…behold,
I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I
will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43
God wanted the Israelites focused on the NEW work He would do. After all, how could they possibly go forward if they remained stuck in the muck of their past failures and sins?
When energy is focused on past failures it’s easy to miss the NEW thing God is doing in our lives.
It’s interesting that in the verses prior to those above, the Israelites are told to look to the past to remember the great things God had done for them at the Red Sea.
Recalling—and resting—in God’s past work on our behalf is a catalyst for walking in freedom today. The opposite occurs when I choose to dwell on my past sins. The focus on self extinguishes joy, clarity of mind, and a sensitivity to God’s leading.
Do you perceive a NEW thing God may be doing (or wanting to do) in your life or ministry?
There’s no need to worry about the details or detours. When God guides He is also faithful to provide. His resources are boundless, as is His love for you.
I can’t imagine a better way to begin this NEW year than in prayer. Is there a specific way I can be praying for you this week? Feel free to leave it in the comment section or email me privately (click the purple envelope button in the top right-hand side bar.)
Thank you for joining me on this NEW journey!