God is doing a new thing
Updated: Feb 1
Isaiah 43:18-19: "Forget the former things do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?"
I am telling you, the phrase "A New Thing" has been in my spirit all morning. I was actually talk-texting to a girlfriend this morning, and we were talking about the suddenlies that happen in our lives. Those are when at one time, things are one way, but with God's intervention, they become another, and quickly (sometimes overnight!)
That's what I think this new thing is all about. Have you felt stuck in a rut? Have you felt that everyday is the same ole, same ole? Have you gotten complacent, thinking that nothing will ever change, and then felt hopeless as you tried to just "embrace your situation"? How about this? Have you gotten so tired of yourself? You know, keeping on doing things you know you shouldn't do? Keeping on being what you shouldn't be? Or keeping on saying what you shouldn't say? Have you been going around your proverbial mountain long enough?
Well, I know I have. I always thought it was just a cliché, but I have come to realize that it is true. If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got (or something like that--smile). God is a progressive God. He is Spirit. He is always moving. Just like the He guided the children of Israel in the wilderness as a cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night, so He also wants to guide us. When He moves, we need to move. When He stops, we need to stop. Our job is to keep our eyes on Him--His is to lead and guide.
So, again...God is doing a new thing. Change is difficult, but if we don't change, we don't grow. My prayer is that the Lord help us to embrace the change that has, and will continue to come in our lives, and that these changes ultimately make us more like Him.