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

 

Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.

 

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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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Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:

CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.

Give to CJM; we have made a simple link allowing you to give your tax-deductible donation by credit card through Paypal.

Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.

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

 

Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.

Beyond completejoy.org…

On the Radio; Millie and her friends can be heard on the radio, both in Portland at 1330AM and on the web check at KKPZ.com check our blog page for more information.

On Twitter http://twitter.com/MyCompleteJoy

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