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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - December 14, 2012 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 12/14/12 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 12/14/2012 4:48:20 AM PST by Vision

Forget the Former Things

Today's Scripture

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. Isaiah 43:18, NIV.

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

Too often, people spend so much time and energy dwelling on the past, dwelling on mistakes, or dwelling on disappointments. They don’t even realize that their focus is keeping them from moving forward in life. But in order to fully experience God’s blessings, you have to let go of those past hurts; you have to forget the former things to make room for the new.

God has a new beginning in store for you, and the way you prepare for it is by getting rid of the old. Don’t spend time focusing on where you’ve been; spend time focusing on where you’re going. When you “forget the former things,” it means you’re not worried about the past anymore. You don’t allow it to dictate your future. You may remember past events, but you don’t feel the pain like you used to. You’ve opened your heart to receive God’s healing. Begin today by declaring that your past is over! Forget the former things and receive the restoration and victory God has in store for you!

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for the life of blessing and victory You have prepared for me. I choose to forget the past. I choose to forgive. I choose to open my heart to You and receive everything You have in store for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.



TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
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