UCB Word for Today 29th December 2022 Thursday Daily Devotional Message (United Christian Broadcasters)
Read UCB Word For Today 29th December 2022 Devotional for Thursday
TOPIC: Don’t Look Back (1)
SCRIPTURE: ‘Do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!’
Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
UCB WORD FOR TODAY DEVOTIONAL – 29TH DECEMBER 2022 MESSAGE
In the words of the legendary baseball player Satchel Paige, ‘Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.’ That’s good advice! Paul bottom-lines it like this: ‘ I focus on this one thing: forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead’ (Philippians 3:13 NLT).
Author Ellen Vaughn writes: ‘Before our spiritual vitality can really flow, we must forget three things. [Today, here are two]:
1) We must forget our sins. Obviously we must remember our sins in order to confess them. But having done so, we must let them go. The fact that God forgets is like calling heaven and hearing, “There is no record of any offence.” They’re expunged, as if they never existed. Satan would lure us to live in guilt and fear. He pulls us into the shadowboxes of memory in which our worst sins replay on the walls of our minds…We need to be very clear here, or we’ll miss the liberating point. It’s not as if forgiveness is real only if we experience some kind of holy amnesia. It’s not up to us. It’s up to God. And the Scriptures say that God forgets our sins (see Hebrews 8:12).
2) We must forget our shame. Paul could have been a prime candidate for shame. He had presided over the harassment, imprisonment, torture, and murder of innocent human beings. But God’s grace is stronger than our shame. It was defanged when Jesus died and rose again. We can forget our slithering shame, for Jesus took it. He scorned it, beat it, broke it. We need not take it back.’
The word for today is – ‘Do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing.’
DAILY BIBLE READING: Zechariah 11-12, Revelation 20
UCB Word for Today 29th December 2022 Thursday Daily Devotional. United Christian Broadcasters is a Christian media charity that exists to offer every person, in every place, every moment of the day, the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way.
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