“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”

Isaiah 43:18 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Former Things

A number of states and polities formerly claimed colonies and territories in Canada prior to the evolution of the current provinces and territories under the federal system. North America prior to colonization was occupied by a variety of indigenous groups consisting of band societies typical of the sparsely populated North, to loose confederacies made up of numerous hunting bands from a variety of ethnic groups in the Plains region, to more structured confederacies of sedentary farming villages around the Great Lakes region, to stratified hereditary structures centred on fishing economy in the Plateau and Pacific Coast regions.

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I don’t know why people seem so often to dwell on the past. Even those who have been forgiven their sin, who have been transformed by their faith in Jesus Christ, are too often drawn back in shame and guilt. The former things, from a former life, keep getting brought up in our minds, or by others, until they drag us back into that woe is me attitude. Listen to what the prophet writes in Isaiah 43:18: “‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.’” God goes on to say that He is doing a new thing – making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. God is the only One who can change our past and give us a hope and a future. No wonder how dry and lonely the wilderness has been in your past, you’re not there anymore. It’s time to tear down your wilderness dwelling and move into the promised land of God’s best for you. He wants you to live in victory, over temptation and sin. It’s time to move on, and into all that Jesus has for you.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley