18 “Forget the former things do not dwell on the past.19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
On many occasions we find believers who are not able to advance in their daily walk with God because they continue living in the past. They continue to feel fearful, guilty, and miserable due to their past life. The prophet Isaiah begins by stating: “Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past.” We do not have to continue remembering our past and our old way of living, what we were and what we did. Now we are different and we should see ourselves like God sees us. Many years before Jesus’ birth, Isaiah prophesied: “See, I am doing a new thing!” Hallelujah! Jesus Christ made us into a new creation. He carried our old self that was full of sin and clothed us with His justice and Love. He filled us with His Spirit. The Apostle Paul elaborates on the words of the prophet and writes in 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! If Christ changed us and redeemed us with His blood, why should we continue to live in the past without any hope?
The prophet wrote: “I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. In the midst of the dessert and loneliness that we once lived in, Christ opened a way to guide us into reconciliation with the Father. He brought a river that flows from His throne and into our hearts, the river of His Spirit. Now we are called children of God and we are seated in high places along with Christ (Ephesians 2:6). Therefore, it is time to believe in the Lord and rejoice. It is time to leave all of the sadness behind and start seeing ourselves the way that God sees us. He sees us through the righteousness of Christ and therefore we are just. 1 Corinthians 1:30 says: “It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”
I hope that it is your decision in this New Year to begin seeing yourself in accordance to the Word of God and not with your natural mind. I hope that through these brief lines your life will change and you will be able to mature in your faith and in your walk with Christ.
Josue Yrion Ministries