He is the God of New Beginnings
“Do not remember the former things, nor 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
God is so good! His mercies are now every morning. His forgiveness and grace is more than we can imagine and over and over again He offers us New Beginnings. Don’t let the power of the “fresh start” get away from you! This is a perfect opportunity to move into a brighter, healthier and more fulfilling future.
I saw Dennis Leonard, the Senior Pastor at Heritage Christian Center in Denver, Colorado on a talk show a while back. He pointed out the promise in Isaiah 43:18. As I read and meditated on this truth, I felt my spirit energy rise and take hold of the promise for the future I can walk into. I got excited and inspired.
But one thing I know, inspiration will not get me there . . . I have to choose to walk into the future the Lord wants to give me. God will do His part, but I must do mine! I must take hold of the promise, trust in the Lord, believe with all my heart, do everything He tells me to do, and then the supernatural power of God will take over. It’s happened for me before – and it will happen again. God is faithful and He loves for me to rely only on Him and His Word.
If you’ve read about my story on The Daniel Fast book, you know that 2007 was a very tough year for me. I suffered a financial crisis that on the world’s standards just about took me out. But God is faithful and our sure strength in time of trouble. He says, “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old.”
I learned how important letting the past be the past is to gaining victory. To put it in more stark terms, we need to GET OVER IT! “It” is the past that can hold us down. And “over” is our future and our New Beginnings.
God is all for New Beginnings. He says in the same passage, “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?” We can either stay focused and locked in the past hurt and pressure, or we can turn around, walk away from that dark mountain and keep walking toward the bright future the Lord is making victory and a future with a hope.
Don’t let that get by . . . it is the Lord Who will do a new thing! If we receive it!
Do you want the coming months to be those of New Beginnings for you? Or is your life totally in order with no pain, no unmet needs and like heaven this side of glory? If your life is like that — praise God! But if not, take this opportunity to take hold of all the Lord has for you!
Walk into your New Beginnings. The choice is yours! But we have to operate differently than we have in our past . . . that is if we want different results. For me, it’s trusting in God more, surrounding myself in His Word, and walking into the new opportunities He’s set before me.
What about you? Have you taken the time to really consider how you want your life to change? Have you asked the Lord for a New Beginning and then told Him what that means for you? He wants to hear from you. Remember the words of Jesus, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:24
Let me leave you with this great little video that I hope will help you realize the released spirit in you is powerful, mighty and victorious for our Lord. The video is short, but I think it will inspire you. Just click on this link: March of the Unqualified.
Also, if you want a copy of my notes titled “Seven Steps to Letting Go of the Past,” Click on the link to get a copy. You can view the article or save it for your personal use.
Blessings to you as you experience New Beginnings! Come on, let’s go for it!