SPRING is in the air with signs of new life appearing everywhere. Along with the glorious sunshine, freshly budding trees, golden daffodils, and the smell of freshly cut grass, Steve and I have a new friend at our house. A relentless bird with a new song! A very loud song that we have never heard before. Oddly, he appears in the early morning hours between two and five o’clock singing so loudly we are both awakened from our sleep. As Steve leaves for work each morning our curiosities are peaked as we search diligently to find the location of our new friend. His voice resounds with dominance though we have never seen him.
Our new friend is a reminder of another dominant voice heard crying out to us. Though He too has never been seen with our eyes, HIS voice can be heard as we prioritize our time to be quiet and still. “Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it? I will make a road in the desert and rivers in the dry land,” says the Lord. (Isaiah 43:18-19 NCV)
God is always desiring to do a new and fresh thing in our lives. He is all about the now. Too often, we continuously set our sights on the disappointments, hurts, failures, and offenses of the past that we never see the new thing God desires to do in our lives TODAY. My friend, you cannot change the past, but you have the awesome privilege of TODAY. What will you do with it?
God is always moving. The important thing is are you moving with Him? He cries out to you, “Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it?” Maybe you are sitting there today saying, “No, I do not see anything, Lord.” I have learned through the years that you must activate the new thing God is longing to do in your life with the eyes of faith before you will ever behold it with the natural eye. God wants to give you a new mindset, new ideas, new joy, new peace, new love, and new power. Will you allow Him to refresh your soul today? He has perfect plans for your life. “I know what I am planning for you, says the Lord. I have good plans for you, not plans to harm you. I will give you hope and a good future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NCV)
Perhaps you feel stuck in your present existence with no hope of ever propelling forward in life, but our scripture today also reminds us, “I will make a road in the desert and rivers in a dry land.” Nothing is impossible with our God. He can make something out of our nothing. When you least expect it, God will spring forth newness in your life you never dreamed possible.
“It is written, Eye has not seen, neither ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
In this new spring season, set aside time to bask daily in the presence of God. Soak up His goodness and allow your heart to trust Him like never before. May your 2012 be as beautiful as this new Spring season, bursting forth with glorious light, the smell of glory, and the buds of newness of life in Christ.
Love and Blessings,