ENVISION A NEW BEGINNINGNov 17, 2023 2023-11-17 5:42
ENVISION A NEW BEGINNING
ENVISION A NEW BEGINNING
READ: ISAIAH 43:16-21
“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” (Isaiah 43:19).
To envision is to build up an image of a desired future. Envisioning is imagining or visualizing a future possibility. It is receiving a revelation of new possibilities. Abraham envisioned his greatness before it happened. “And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are – northward, southward, eastward, and westward, for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you” (Gen 13:14-17).
Envisioning is a spiritual as well as a psychological concept. The power behind it is that we become what we see because the brain is a pattern matching organ. What it sees it wills the body towards. The brain captures a picture of what you have seen and creates a hunger for it within you. This hunger becomes the motivation that drives your actions. When God was leading the children of Israel to the promised land, He repeatedly told them that the land was beautiful and good, flowing with milk and honey. He was creating a hunger in them that would enable them take possession of the land, despite opposition from its previous inhabitants. It is difficult to keep pursuing what you have no strong desire for, as you are likely to give up at the slightest challenge.
Are you currently stuck in a place of pain, shame, or regret? Do you desire a fresh start in life? Or are you simply tired of remaining in the same place? Why not begin to envision a new beginning? Here’s God’s promise to you: “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” (Isaiah 43:18-19).
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at email@example.com
I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.