“Don’t remember the former things, and don’t consider the things of old. 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.” ~ISAIAH 43:18-19
The Apostle Paul said in (Philippians 3:13-14) that he had determined to forget what was behind him in order to obtain what was ahead of him, thus he pressed forward towards the goal of the high calling of his life. And if you are familiar with the life of Paul, then you know that he was responsible for many deaths and imprisonments of the first followers of Yeshua Jesus, only to be called into Christ’s glorious Light himself.
Could you imagine what life would have been like had Paul allowed his past mistakes, failures, and disappointments to determine and even spoil his future?
Think of all the humanitarians of the Faith who’ve come forward for good because Paul pressed forward leaving yesterday where it belongs…behind him.
With the dawning of a new civil year, we too have the blessing of starting over, but not just the year but through Christ, every single day!
Yeshua Jesus promises that His mercies are new EVERY MORNING! not just ever 365 days (Lamentations 3:22-23.) But there is still something so special about starting fresh for an entire year.
Behold, Yeshua Jesus is doing a NEW THING. That New Thing is available to any and everyone who will call upon His Name and trust in Him and His love for them.
That New Thing is ready for all of us this year, should we choose to perceive it, or as Isaiah prophesied, “shall we know it?” The choice is ours to do so or not.
Let us all determine to have a paradigm shift. Let us see through faith and hope and love and victory.
Let’s take hold of the new thing and the new year of life gifted to us. Let’s march forward to greater things!
Here is a GREAT SONG by JJ Heller celebrating this very thing!
~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!
*Revised from January 6, 2016, by Candice Coates