Wednesday's Words to Live By For May 16th - May 22nd
"God Makes ALL Things New" Part III
"Decide to Move Forward"
When I was worshipping the Lord I heard, “I make
all things new” and then the song came to me. So, at the end of this devotional
will be the video of the song, “Moving Forward” by Ricardo Sanchez; listen to
the words of the song – they will bless you. I am declaring that I am “moving
forward” and my past is over; I will never turn my back on God. Although this was a private message from God to me, I want to share it with
you to encourage you; God is no respecter of persons – He is telling you the
same thing – He makes all things new in your life too.
Reminder: you are not responsible
for saving yourself; Jesus already did that for you – He was the only one
worthy to die on the cross for our sins. But you are responsible for, once you
accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, renewing your mind with the Word
of God so you will not be conformed to this world. Romans 12:1-2 says it like this:
“1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your
bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual
service of worship.
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing
of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good
and acceptable and perfect” (www.biblegateway.com – New American
Standard Bible [NASB]).
No matter where you are or where you have been, God “makes all things new!”
Revelation 21:5 says, “And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things
new’ And He said, ‘Write, for these words are faithful and true’”(NASB).
2 Corinthians 5:17 says: “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature (not going to be – we already are new creatures);
the old things passed away; behold, new things have come” (NASB).
Isaiah 43:18 says: “Do not call to mind the former things (don’t sit around thinking of
the past – my commentary), or ponder things of the past” (NASB).
Ephesians 4:23-24 says: 23
Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and
attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly
righteous and holy” (NLT).
Whose report are you going
to believe? I myself, will believe the report of the Lord (the above
Scriptures); especially God Himself speaking in Revelation 21:5.
Forward: this is what God is going
to do for the ones who accept Christ as their personal Lord and Savior
according to Revelation 21:4: “and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no
longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, crying, or pain; the
first things have passed away” (NASB).
Praise be to God!
Get close to God now;
before it is too late because Hebrews 12:27 let us know that the
things which can be shaken (created things) must be removed before the things
which cannot be shaken remain.
Keep your eyes forward and
on God. Paul says it like this in Philippians 3:13-14: 13 “…I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and
looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end
of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus,
is calling us” (NLT).
If you would like to accept
Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior or if you would like to rededicate
your life to God, say this prayer:
“Dear Jesus, 1 John 1:9 says if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to
forgive me of my sins and You would cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I
confess my sins before You this day, asking You to forgive me and come into my
life and live Your life through me now. You also said Jesus, in John 14:26 that the Holy Spirit is our Comforter who will teach us
all things, so I invite the Holy Spirit in to teach me the things of the
Father. I thank you Father for washing me in the precious blood of Jesus and
giving me the gift of eternal life and the Holy Spirit to help me live my new
life daily. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
If you prayed this prayer
for the first time, welcome to the kingdom of God. If you rededicated your life
back to God, welcome back to the kingdom of God.
“Moving Forward” by Ricardo Sanchez
to accept Christ as YOUR personal Lord & Savior****