In this new year, we have another chance to get things right with God. God is doing a new thing–right now–giving us opportunity to receive the blessings He has already prepared for us. Surrender your mind to Christ so the enemy will have nothing to use against you. All of our thoughts and actions will be directed by God–to benefit all of mankind–when we surrender our all to Him. Don’t look back if looking back becomes an anchor that keeps you from moving forward. Keep your head up, your heart filled with God’s love that overflows onto all you meet and then sit back and reap the benefits of having an awesome God for a Father–who takes care of His children!
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV).
It is not that God has not always provided for me and my family, but I am expecting to see even greater “new things” as we journey through this new year.
Am I the only person for whom The Lord has remained a continuous fountain of provision and trust?
Has He not provided for you and made ways of escape when you thought all was lost?
His promise to us is that even in the midst of chaos and confusion, economic drought and emotionally instability, He will be with us through it all and He will bring us through it–strengthening us, building character and encouraging others by what they see happen to us, to have faith in Him.
When God does “the new thing”–make sure you recognize it and move forward in His grace and mercy. Do not provoke His anger by being ungrateful for all the small things He does because it is the small things that are part of the great foundation He’s building to give you the big things! Think about the foundation of your house! If it is concrete–it was formed with grains of sand (the small things). When we cannot appreciate the small things, we never see the big things that He can do for us.
Move in wisdom–discernment–always listening and seeking understanding–thanking Him for all He does.