“See, I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19)
Thanks to Christmas, we all end the year with new things—new toys for the kids, new clothes (not always the right color or size, but still new), and new pounds on our bodies. We start the year off with new things too—a new calendar on the wall, new bills to pay, and new resolutions for the days ahead. New is great. New sounds like potential and opportunity.
Everybody likes new things, including God
He says, “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?” (Isaiah 43:18-19)
At this New Year our heavenly Father wants to do new things in our lives. He desires to teach us new truths about Himself, provide new opportunities for ministering to others, take us to higher levels of worship and deeper levels of trust.
God is a God of new things and is always moving us forward
His track record is incredible. He never starts something He can’t finish. He never moves without purpose. He never fails. He is faithful. As this New Year begins, we challenge you to committing yourselves to God. He offers renewed mercy with each day. He promises good plans for his people, plans that include a hopeful future. There will be new blessings, new trials, new failures, and new victories, but His goodness will guard us.
Pastor Norberto Obermann