Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
The beginning of something new, sometimes also mean the ending of something old. When we declare God’s new beginnings, we must expect and be ready to end the old.
“The Bible speaks of many kinds of beginnings. There’s the beginning of kingdoms, the beginning of strength, the beginning of months and the beginning of the year; the beginning of revenge, the beginning of the watch, the beginning of natural harvests as well as many spiritual harvests; the beginning of places to dwell, beginning of reigns, beginning of wisdom, beginning of knowledge, beginning of ways, and the beginning of strife; there’s the beginning of words, beginning of supplications, and the beginning of the word of the Lord; the beginning of sorrows, the beginning of the sin of sons, and the beginning of the sins of daughters; the beginning of confidence, beginning of days, beginning of the world and beginning of the creation of God; the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the beginning of miracles.
Heaven’s assignments begin despite the unpredictable nature at the genesis of anything. God sets in motion, He joins people to actions and designs honed from His wisdom, with a specific conclusion (goal) in mind. From His divine perspective, the end result is very predictable: God distinguishes “the end from the beginning” and “the time of sacrifice from the time of glory.”
(Adopted from Shirley Weaver's daily devotional "At the beginning")
Prayerfully offer your life to the Lord. Declare agreement with His plan: Lord, I consecrate my life today, a new beginning with purpose and according to divine vision; mercy for mercy, integrity for integrity, and purity for purity; I declare beginning to some things and the end of others, beginning to end . . . building.”