November 28, 2019 CAC Living Water Devotional :- PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE NEW THING
THE LIVING WATER CAC
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Thursday, November 28, 2019
– Thanksgiving Day
TOPIC: PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE NEW THING
Read Isaiah 43:14-21
14. Thus saith the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.
15. I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
16. Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
17. Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.
18. Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
20. The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
21. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
MEMORISE: Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth (Isaiah 43:19)
Everything about our God is new every morning (Lam. 3:22-23). He is the only ever-fresh God. His intention for us is to do new things in our lives that unbelievers would see and give glory to Him, on our behalfs. As God promises in His Word to do new things, your responsibility is to properly prepare yourself to get yours in due season, and the best way is to remove any obstacle on the way.
When you still remember the former things and dwell on the past, you are tying God’s hands with respect to doing new things in your life (cf. Isa. 43:18). Get your eyes off the things of the past and set those eyes on new things God has planned to do in your life. That really helped Apostle Paul (Phil. 3:13). You will lose capacity to move forward when you allow the thoughts of those past bitter experiences to dominate your heart (cf. Matt. 12:34b).
To open the door for the divinely occasioned new things, you need to forgive yourself of your past mistakes/errors, and forgive all your imagined and real offenders. Experiences taught Joseph to forgive himself and his brothers. Eventually he forgot his bitter past (Gen. 45:1-8; 50:15-21). His two grown children were symbolically named Manasseh (Forgetting: ‘For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house;’ Gen. 41:51) and Ephraim (Fruitfulness: ‘For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction v. 52).
No forgetfulness, no fruitfulness. If you want new things to spring up in your life, forgive and try to forget the past in principle and practice.
1. Lord, make me a candidate of Your visitation from time to time.
2. Do it in my life, O Lord, miracle that will make me forget my past bitter experiences.
3. Pray that God should do new things in the lives of those who are passing through delay of any type.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezekiel 22:27 – 24:9; 1 Peter 1:13 – 2:8
Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE