Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?" - Isaiah 43:18-19.
The Lord asks in this verse that, when we in faith accepts that he “will do a new thing” in our lives, our families and our churches, we would be ready to open ourselves to his new direction, his open door and his response to our needs and concerns.
Are we willing to, within the parameters of the personal relationship God wants to have with us, embrace his plan for us and our lives, our futures and our calling?
The Lord is saying, "I am going to do a new thing. Will you embrace it? Will you receive it into your life?"
May our hearts respond with joy and thanksgiving to our God who knows our need for him to do a “new thing” for us.
May we all say whole heartedly: “Yes, Lord. I want to be open to whatever you do. I want to be available to your time to do this for me. There is every reason for me to believe that you are preparing me for something new, even something significant.”
We are not to sit back and become spectators of God’s interventions and plans.As the Lord plants the “seed” of the “new thing” he is doing in our lives, we will be full partners of God in taking care of the seed he planted in our lives and in faith expects the seed to sprout.
We will be practically involved and asked to work with the Lord, within our relationship with him, to bring his new plan, his open door and his purpose for us, to fruition.
Remember that Jesus said: “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive” (John 7: 38 – 39)