We find encouragement in the passage from the first testament as we read the prophet Isaiah speaking God’s WORD to the beleagured Israel then and to us also today… from Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV):
“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.”
And how do we find that way? How do we navigate the wilderness and drink from the streams in the wasteland? Romans 12:2 provides one answer…
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
By staying in the WORD and allowing the WORD to get into you, this ‘new thing’ this ‘transformation’ is taking place. My certainty is with Paul as he writes to the Philippians:
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
God is doing a NEW THIng... and it involves YOU! (see the video "Glorious" below...)
Look to God and perceive the NEW things in your life this year.
Together we will follow the WAY, in Christ Jesus,
Pastor Jim Kirschenmann