“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]

After have surgery for lung cancer this Spring and a heart attack shortly thereafter I want to share some words of wisdom God has been giving to me in the morning light.  If you are anything like me—a doer—then the question is always, “What shall I be doing?”  I rarely write what is not reality to me, that would be like writing from the head, a useless endeavor at best and religion at worst.  So these are the directions from the Holy Spirit for those dealing with what has resulted in radical shift in lifestyle for me.   We’ll look at those things we may DO in the days to come, with God’s blessing.

Leave the past behind—no strings attached, no yearning for how it ‘used’ be. Do not consider or meditate on the old way of doing things—don’t go down memory lane, it can become a  museum in your mind leading you down the corridors of time until you yearn for what ‘used’ to be.  The past can become a mausoleum where you wear grave clothes and die of grief or it can be a mentor, a great teacher you learn from and move on.  Healthy transition happens when every natural affection of the heart takes second place to devotion to God. Change always involves others and not everyone will understand the guidance you have received; only loving relationships accept what is happening and where you are going.  Grace is the power to give and the power in which you must receive the response from others and God’s grace is always sufficient.

Further Reading:  Exodus 14:10-22; Psalm 45:2; Psalm 47