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(Scripture from the NKJV and KJV)

– Remember not the former things; neither 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 way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:18-19

– “I finally see the dawn arrivin’ – I can see beyond the road I’m drivin’.” – (“Don’t Look Back” by Boston – written by Tom Scholz, copyright 1979)

Do you have a favorite road you like to drive down sometimes when you need to get away from the house?  If you have one as many do – why is it that particular road over another?  Perhaps it is a less-traveled road that winds along babbling brooks – or it offers stunning vistas of hills, valleys, and mountains.  Or it could be a certain route that takes us past old familiar haunts and neighborhoods where good times happened.  Physically, that helps many people feel better.  But our minds may not have many favorite roads to travel down – and it’s harder to get away from our heads than it is our houses.

The devil is the day and night accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10).  Satan loves to haunt the highways of our minds with present or past negative thoughts and beliefs of our unworthiness and inability to ever accomplish anything.  But it’s never easy to create new paths of future faith when we keep driving down the same old roads of discouragement and disappointment from our past.  However, even past highways of health and happiness can cause unseen accidents –  if one continues to follow the directional signs on the freeways of flesh – and not the Spirit (Romans 8:1-14).

We can’t drive ahead in faith if we are continually looking backwards in our rear-view mirrors of fear.  Only God through the power of His Spirit in our hearts can clear away the obstacles that prevent the construction of new roads and paths for our lives.  Without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5).  Only His Spirit can make a plain out of any mountain in our midst or minds (Zechariah 4:6-7).  God can remove any boulders of blame – or rocks of rejection blocking any painful path from the past.  Pray to the Spirit daily for intercession (Romans 8:26) – and don’t allow Satan to put up any more “Detour” or “Closed Road” signs.

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