Isaiah 43:18,19 – “But the Lord says, ‘Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do…’”
We need to learn from the past, but then go forward in the light.
2 Corinthians 4:17 – “When anyone is joined to Christ, he is a new being; the past is gone, the new has come.”
Don’t allow the devil to keep you looking back; and don’t go beating yourself up for all the mistakes you have made.
1 John 1:9 – “But if we confess our sins to God, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Once I take God at His word, I can look ahead with confidence.
Proverbs 4:25-27 – “Look straight ahead with honest confidence; don’t hang your head in shame. Plan carefully what you do, and whatever you do will turn out right. Avoid evil and walk straight ahead. Don’t go one step off the right way.”
How do I avoid evil and walk straight? There is only one answer: read God’s Word, believe it, and, by His grace, obey it.
Acts 5:32 – “And we are His witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey Him.”
This is a very important text. We need the Holy Spirit to help us understand the Bible, and to lead and guide us through life’s journey. This verse in Acts tells us that God will only give the Holy Spirit to those who read, believe and obey His word. This is very simple as long as we are willing to do God’s will.
James 1:21,22 – “Submit to God and accept the word that He plants in your hearts, which is able to save you. Do not deceive yourselves by just listening to His word; instead, put it into practice.”
These few verses tell us we have nothing to fear as long as we ‘live’ in the Word and follow its instructions.
Philippians 3:13,14 – “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not yet achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”
May His grace and peace be yours today and always.