Friday, June 3, 2016.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold I will do a new thing now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert (Isaiah 43:18-19).
LISTEN: When the Israelites were in a mess, confused, frustrated and had concluded that they had been abandoned by their God because of their sins; God gave them his word through his Prophet Isaiah and also moved to fulfill it because of His covenant with faithful Abraham ( Genesis 15:18; 17:7 ).
In our verse of the day, God told the Israelites not to dwell in the past or allow the thought of it weigh them down. He said, “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old”.
A lot of God’s children today have dwelled so long in the past, as a result, the necessary plans for their present and future is neglected and ignored. Beloved, are you like that? If so, why not separate from your ugly past and come to Jesus with a heart of faith? Just as God promised the Israelites a turn around of their situation so also will he do in your own case. I assure you that you will receive a touch of healing from your ugly past in Jesus’ name. He said “I will do a new thing”. Similarly, God will spring up awesome surprises on you this season in the mighty name of Jesus. The evidences and testimonies of it will be everywhere; that is why he added, “Shall you not know it?” He further said, “I will make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert”. This talks about making the impossible to be possible. Today, as you read, meditate and digest this word, God will turn your impossibilities into possibilities this year, in Jesus’ name. Every obstacle on your way to success shall crumble before you, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
From today, position your mind for great expectations, and don’t feed your mind with the ugly experiences of the past.
Heavenly father, help me to let go of my ugly past, and to draw closer to you and believe your promises for my life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection: There is nothing too old that God cannot renew.