See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19 NIV84)
God is faithful; He does what He says. Joshua said that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof. (Joshua 23:14 KJV). Solomon added that You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it—as it is today. (2 Chronicles 6:15 NIV84). These two men testified about God’s faithfulness. What am I trying to say? Well! God says “I am doing a new thing” we have got to make room for the new thing He is about to do.
Let me say something about repentance. Repent, according to Merriam-Webster, is to change one’s mind. Most of us have to change the way we think or perceive things around us. Could we have something new without a change of mind? Jesus said that No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. (Luke 5:38 NIV84). The new thing God is doing require us to repent, and to put on a new attitude. Begin to see things from the right perspective. God doesn’t work with the customs of this world. Remember when others had dug well and nothing came out, Isaac dug his at the same location, and water came out. At one point, he planted and harvested hundredfold the same year. Hear me today, Our God works in mysterious ways. He works in ways we cannot see. He will show a way where there seems to be no way.
I know when we look around us today, there has been major road accidents, plane crashes, terrorist attacks, famine, drought, poverty, etc,. These things are happening in this world but our God is a shield around His Children. I tell people God knows His own. Instead of us to live in fear, let us live by Faith. Let us have Faith in our God that He is more than able to provide our needs, protect us, shelter us, fill our empty cups. All things are working together for our good. I want to encourage you today to Change your mind for the new thing God is doing in our lives. Faithful is He who has promised.
I don’t know what you are going through but I do know Who I am talking about. Dried bones came back to life, red sea parted, Walls of Jericho came down flat, the dead came back to life, the blind had their sights, lepers were healed, money came out of fish mouth, few loaves for thousands, Jesus came, died, rose again, ascended to the Father. As a matter of fact, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD.
The truth is I don’t know the new thing He is doing in your life but I believe is something Good and better than what you have now. Expect something BIG. In Jeremiah, He said For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV84)
My understanding of Isaiah 43:19 is God is doing something new. Something which is above and beyond what we have asked or thought. He is doing the unthinkable, he is doing the unimaginable. He is going to surprise you in Jesus’ Name! Amen.
Change your mind for the new thing God has promised.
I will close with this:
Then Jesus gave them this illustration: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and uses it to patch an old garment. For then the new garment would be ruined, and the new patch wouldn’t even match the old garment.