Expecting My New Thing!

“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.

From The Foundation!

How vivid is your imagination?

Can you see God creating the universe, sprinkling the sky with stars, anchoring the sun and moon in their respective positions to give us light and provide us with health?

Can you see Him scooping out the rivers and seas and building up mountains that we would have water and protection?

Can you see Him thoughtfully providing seed–for every flower, vegetable, plant and tree that we would have sustenance and shade and continuation?

Can you see Him insightfully, carefully, thinking about the formation of man–every vital organ in place doing exactly what He intended them to do that our blood would flow, cells renew, limbs would work, eyes would see, ears would hear, tongues move to speech and praise, digestion system process food, hearts would pump, lungs inhale and exhale air/separating oxygen and all we need to breathe?

Now, can you see Him looking down on all His work–knowing from the foundation–what mankind would do–to destroy everything He had made and yet He says–“It is good!”?

Think about your own life.  As much as He loves us, as much as He wants us to have all good things, as much as He wants to spare us misery, trials, and tribulations, He knows exactly when we will mess up, time and time again, but He loves us enough to provide us a way out–through Jesus Christ.  And He knows who will accept Him, believe Him, and who will reject Him–from the foundation of the world-and yet He was willing to sacrifice Himself for all who believe!

He has known from the time He envisioned us when we would fall and when we would rise again with wisdom and knowledge–understanding and insight as to how  to truly live for Him and from the foundation–He has never given up on us!  He is yet providing a way out–from all ungodliness and unrighteousness into a right relationship with Him. Open your heart and mind and accept what He has planned for you–from the foundation!  Hallelujah!