Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”
Whether it’s something that happened as long ago as your early childhood or as recently as yesterday, the past can keep you from moving into all God has for you. That’s why He wants to set you free from it. And not only that, He wants to redeem and restore what has been lost or destroyed in your past and make it count for something important in your life.
One of the great mysteries of the Lord is how He can take the horrible, the tragic, the painful, the devastating, the embarrassing, and the ruinous experiences and memories of our lives and not only heal them, but use them for good. It’s not that he will make you unable to recall them, but He will heal you so thoroughly from their effects that you no longer think about them with any pain.
Lord, I release my past to You and everyone associated with it so You can restore what has been lost. Everything that was done to me or I have done which cases me pain, I surrender to You. May it no longer torment me or affect what I do today. Lord, help me to keep my eyes looking straight ahead and not back on the former days and old ways of doing things. I know You want to do something new in my life today. Help me to concentrate on where I am to go now and not where I have been. Release me from the past so I can move out of it and into the future You have for me. Thank You that You make all things new and You are making me new in every way.
In Jesus name I pray
Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Jesus was in the world, but He was not a part of the world. He came to touch the world, but He never became like the world. He was separate from the world, yet He changed the world around Him. We must pray that we can find that balance too.
People are drawn to light. We want them to be drawn to the light of the Lord in us. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12). Ask God to make you more like Christ so that everyplace you go people will stop you and say, “Tell me what you know.” “What is this special thing you have?”
Lord, may Your light so shine in me that I become a light to all who know me. May it be not I who live, but You who live in me. Make me to be so much like Christ that when people see me they will want to know You better.
In Jesus name I pray
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
God’s love can work miracles in your life and in the lives of people you touch. The love of God in you will grow and reproduce as you share it. Pray for God’s love to be revealed in you as you reach out to the world around you.
When we don’t feel we have anything to give, God supplies it all. “God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always have sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8). Pray that God will fill you with His good gifts to give to those He brings into your life.
Lord, help me to become separate from the world without becoming isolated from it or turning my back on it. Show me when I am not humble and help me to resist pride of any kind. Let my humility be a testimony of Your Spirit in me. May Your love manifested in me be a witness of Your greatness. Teach me to love others the way You do.
In Jesus name I pray
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Greater is Coming
God takes the tiniest bit of faith we have and make it grow into something big when we act on it. The Bible says that “God has dealt to each one a measure of faith” (Romans 12:3). We already have some faith to start with. When we step out in that faith, God increases our faith. In other words, acting in faith begets more faith.
We have no idea what great things God wants to do through us if we will just step out in faith when He asks us to. That’s why He lets us go through some difficult times. Times when we feel weak and vulnerable. He allows certain things to happen so that we will turn to Him and give Him our full attention. It’s in those times, when we are forced to pray in greater faith, that our faith grows stronger.
Even when your faith seems small, you can still speak in faith to the mountains in your life and tell them to move, and God will do the impossible. You can pray for the crippled parts of your life to be healed and God will restore them. You can ask God to increase your faith and give you boldness to act on it, and He will do it.
What prayer would you like to boldly pray in faith and see answered? What would you like to see accomplished in your life, or in the life of someone you know, that would take a prayer of great faith? Ask God to take that seed you have and grow it into a giant tree of faith so you can see these things come to pass.
Dear Lord, increase my faith. Teach me how to “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). Give me strength to stand strong on Your promises and believe Your ever word. Lord, I know that “he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind” (James 1:6). I confess any doubt I have as sin before You, and I ask You to forgive me. I don’t want to hinder what You want to do in me and through me because of doubt. Increase my faith daily so that I can move mountains in Your name.
In Jesus name I pray
So Jesus said to them…”For assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.