THE PROMISE: The Lord Wants you to Focus on the Present, Not the Past

"Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing." Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV

Each new day offers countless opportunities to serve God, to seek His will, and to live out His teachings. You get “live out”, right? It means stop talking about doing something and do it!

Behave your way into the change you want to see in yourself. What did Mahatma Gandhi say? “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Let’s take that one step further…be the change you want to see in yourself.

Each day also offers countless opportunities to stray from God’s path. Sometimes we wander aimlessly in a wilderness of our own making, but God has better plans for us. And whenever we ask Him to renew our strength and guide our steps, He does so.

Consider this day a new beginning. Consider it a fresh start, a renewed opportunity to serve your Creator with willing hands and a loving heart. Focus on the present and ask God to renew your sense of purpose as He guides your steps.

Today is a glorious opportunity to serve your Father in heaven. Seize the day! Seize that opportunity while you can; tomorrow may indeed be too late.

“If the leaves had not been let go to fall and wither, if the tree had not consented to be a skeleton for many months, there would be no new life rising, no bud, no flower, no fruit, no seed, no new generation.” - Elisabeth Elliot

Our Prayer: Dear Lord, help me focus on the present, not the past. Create in me a clean heart, a new heart that reflects Your love for me. When I need to change, change me, Father, and make me new. Amen.

Today's Promise was provided by "365 Daily Promises and Prayers for Women," by Worthy Inspired (April 24, 2012). This 365 daily devotional for women will remind you of the eternal promises found in God's Word and draw you closer with prayer each day (order your copy here).

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