Thursday, November 18, 2010

Aware of the New

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 making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:18-20 NIV)

I find it amazing that we attempt to control our spiritual journey facing giant issues and expecting the Lord to respond to us while we keep doing the same old thing the same old way! It’s like we have actually convinced ourselves that if we keep doing the same thing we'll get new results. If we get into a routine relationship with the Lord where we limit who He is, we may miss the new thing He's trying to do in our lives. Sometimes we go through the motions, just doing something out of habit but missing out on the passion. It's like someone who eats at the same place, having the same meal every weekend. They tired of the same food, but are too timid to try something new. The mundane is not what Jesus had in mind for us.

Our God is a creative God who can create out of nothing and cannot be limited. And when we expect that from God, we begin to journey a spiritual adventure filled with passion, hope, encouragement, and clear direction! The choice is not to limit our God! To see change take place, we will have to trust Him and follow the word. "As for God, His way is perfect! The word of the Lord is tested and tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him." (Psalm 18:30 Amplified Bible) We trust the Word and keep our eyes on Him, preparing for what comes our way. Be prepared for a new business idea, promotion, new friendships, or new understanding. If God gave the idea, He'll see it through. New things may cause us to break some old molds and walk into the new. Get ready for His best to come our way! “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV) Friends I pray we make the choice to recognize we won't get extraordinary results from doing the same old thing!

Joel & Terri

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