Entering the New Season – part 3 Don’t Dwell in the Past

19 01 2017

2017Last time we looked at the key of Forgetting in our series of how to enter the new season, today we look at the second key. Dwelling and where we are to dwell as we continue in Isaiah 43.

 

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

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.”

Isaiah 43:18-19

 

Let us define the word dwell:

  • Live in or at a specified place.
  • Think, speak, or write at length about (a particular subject, especially one that is a source of unhappiness, anxiety, or dissatisfaction).

 

Once we forget the former things, we have to stop living there. We have to come out of the past. 2 Cor 5:17 needs to be ever before us in 2017, for those who accept Yeshua as Messiah are dwellinga new creation, the old has gone and the new is here! So you and I must resist our internal voice of the past which brings condemnation, that voice of mom, dad or other authority figure. There is a spark of truth which still hurts. That isn’t the devil. It is the past. You must take authority over the pain and hurt of the past, deal with the pain when God calls you to, and forget the former things walking completely with every ounce of your body, soul and spirit into the new thing!

 

I pray for each of you, I see the Lord blessing you, I see the Lord’s grace being poured out upon your past, that in that place of grace the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Yeshua Messiah as you walk into the new things which await you in 2017!

Join me next time as we look at the new thing God is doing in your life!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie
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New Season Keys – forgetting

12 01 2017

2017Last time we began the series on how to enter the new season.  Today we look at the first key to entering the new season, that of forgetting the former things as we look at Isaiah 43:18.

 

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

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.”

Isaiah 43:18-19

 

To forget is to put out of our remembrance. Another definition is to cease from doing.  So to forget requires us to take the consequence action of letting go. We have to admit we are holding on to something or someone in our past.

 

As 2016 came to a close I found myself taking up bowling, something I had done very well for many years. Then I was strong and I bowlingcould bowl very well. I was on traveling leagues and carried at one time over a 190 average. I even married my bowling instructor.

 

But coming back to bowling in 2016 found a 59 year old woman struggling not to fall down. I found myself having to forget the former things. I could no longer use a 15 pound bowling ball and use a 5 step approach, choosing instead to purchase an 11 pound bowling ball which almost throws me and taking just 4 steps, hoping not to fall down.

 

The goals in bowling are different in 2017. They are to have fun with my husband and friends and to get some exercise, not to have a high average, win prizes and bowling on leagues.

 

As I look at bowling, I see God using it to remind me HE is doing a new thing, in every area of my life.  I have to forget the former things.  As I let go of the past and in bowling the 190 average, I am able to have fun and enjoy life!

 

Join me next time as we look at not dwelling on the past and the three areas that trip us up!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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2017 – See I am doing a New Thing

5 01 2017

2017Is there any question we are entering a new season as we come to 2017? As I pondered the word for 2017 I found myself focused on Isaiah 43, especially verses 18 – 19.

 

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

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.”

Isaiah 43:18-19

 

To fully understand these words of Isaiah, context is key! Context is who is speaking and why.

 

Looking at Isaiah 43; these words are spoken by God to Israel, his chosen people. He speaks of being the one who created Jacob and Israel. He is affirming them as He reminds them of what He has done and why they are His witnesses and as such they should trust him.

 

To this point these words in Isaiah 43 were spoken to edify God’s chosen people. The greatest thing we can do in faith is to remember who God is. Remembering who God is creates the foundation of trust upon which God can build you and I into whom He intends us to be.

 

Take time to reflect on what He has done in your life and remember where you have come from, and what He has brought you through.

 

Join me next time as we look at verse 18 which is the key to embracing the new thing God is doing in your life!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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Temptation and the Kingdom of Heaven

24 11 2016

changeToday we are talking about temptation and Kingdom of Heaven through James 1:13 – 15. Temptation is all around us, I was tempted as I look at writing this post just to let it slide another week, as I had done for months, I didn’t so here we are looking tempation.

 

 No one being tempted should say, “I am being tempted by God.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, and God himself tempts no one.  Rather, each person is being tempted whenever he is being dragged off and enticed by the bait of his own desire.  Then, having conceived, the desire gives birth to sin; and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death.  Don’t delude yourselves, my dear brothers.  James 1:13-15

 

Webster’s dictionary defines temptation: to entice to do wrong by promise of pleasure or gain. So temptation is an action taken to engage our will (our right to choose) to act in a self gratifying way resulting in wrong choices and short-term gain and for many long-term guilt and shame.

 

If we look at my temptation not to write this post, the temptation was to spend time with my husband watching TV or choose to come temptationinto my cold office on Thanksgiving morning and press into God believing something of value would result. As I pondered my choice I realized not to go into my office would have put off the inevitable, sitting down and writing about temptation, something everyone knows about, but seldom talks about because it brings with it personal responsibility, and who wants that on Thanksgiving!

 

Temptation is a natural part of being human as we exercise our right to choose. We are all going to make good choices and resisting temptation while on other days we will be overcome by temptation and make those dreaded bad choices we wish we hadn’t made. Praise God for Yeshua who made the choice to die, taking away the sins of the world!

 

Join me next time as we delve into James 1:13, looking at this truth, God doesn’t tempt us.

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie
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Surprise – Long Time NO See!

17 11 2016

changeFor some of you who have been with me for a while you have asked, have I quit blogging. I never quit, rather I was undergoing some changes and writing took an unexpected turn.

 

I lost a close friend in May 2016 who died unexpectedly from pneumonia. She was a key part of Complete Joy Ministries. When she died everything in the ministry fell upon my shoulders. It was a tough transition and I am glad to say our ministry is coming through to the other side. I am stronger, I am more committed to the work of the ministry to equip the saints of Yeshua to do the works of service Yahweh has prepared them to do.

 

As I come back to blogging I am not picking up where I left off with the Kingdom of Heaven and righteousness but speaking instead to where we are today in James 1:13. We are talking about change, temptation and the Kingdom of Heaven! We have a new president and we are in a new season. Here in the USA we are tempted to walk into the downward spiral of a country who walked much like I did into unexpected change.

 

James 1:13 No one being tempted should say, “I am being tempted by God.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, and God himself tempts no one. 14 Rather, each person is being tempted whenever he is being dragged off and enticed by the bait of his own desire. 15 Then, having conceived, the desire gives birth to sin; and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death. 16 Don’t delude yourselves, my dear brothers.

 

We are often tempted to do one thing or another. Join me next time when we take up the conversation on change, temptation and the Kingdom of Heaven!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie
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Kingdom of Heaven – Righteousness

16 09 2016

10606784_sWe are in a series Kingdom of Heaven. Today we are looking at the key of righteousness through the first of 3 kingdom of heaven scriptures.

 

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:10

 

In our last post I left you with the definition of righteousness: acting rightly, according to what is right. To discuss/understand this key we need to know the definition of persecute:  to suffer because of belief.

 

Since the days of Adam and Eve, there have been many right ways of thinking, according to man. Eve caved to the peer pressure of the snake, Adam caved to Eve, both eating the apple rather than doing what was right.

 

In this kingdom age, the righteousness of God is being tried, tested and in many cases man-pushing-rock-up-hill-ok-to-usediscarded like the 10 commandments, giving rise to the most unholy of actions. Ephesians 6 talks about putting on the full armor of God, specifically the breastplate of righteousness. When we are tried, tested and sometimes persecuted we must have on the breastplate of righteousness, so we can stand firm. Not because we are better than others (pride) or more righteous (arrogance) but rather so we can stand firm staying true to who God has created us to be. Some times standing firm will look like Stephen as the rock flew. As we are tried, tested and during moment of persecution, let us keep our eyes focused upon the author and perfector of our faith as Stephen did!

 

Join me next time as we look at righteousness in Matthew 5:19.

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie
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Righteousness, Key to the Kingdom of Heaven!

12 08 2016

10606784_sWe are in a series about the Kingdom of Heaven. Last time we looked at the poor in spirit and today we are looking further in Matthew 5 at the Kingdom of Heaven and righteousness.

 

Righteousness is a major key in functioning in the Kingdom of Heaven. As we look at righteousness and the Kingdom of Heaven through Matthew 5 there are three verses which we will focus on as a group.

 

They are:

 

Mat 5:10:  Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Mat_5:19:  Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others righteousnessaccordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

 

Mat_5:20:  For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

 

In these verses we see three aspects of righteousness that were key in the day’s of the apostles and they are key for us today. They are the persecution & righteousness, verse 10,  teaching and righteousness verse 19 and models of righteousness in our day, verse 20.

 

In the next three posts we will be camping on righteousness to understand the importance of this vital key in the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

I leave you with you with the Webster’s definition of righteousness: acting rightly, according to what is right.

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie
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Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.

 

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