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a new thing

desert-wayOne of my friend’s favorite sayings is,
“God is doing a new thing!” 

After hearing this many times and knowing it was part of a verse, I looked it up and committed more if it to my memory bank.

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. Isaiah 43:19

And then you start to notice same and very similar words are used in many more places. God has always been making something out of nothing, bringing life where there was death and flowing water even from rocks. Nothing is too hard for Him. He loves the impossible, the improbable and taking the foolish things to confound the wise. And many days – I’m confounded in ways that bring me even more AWE and WONDER at His great creativity!!

The Message version is fabulous here – verses 16-21
This is what God says,
    the God who builds a road right through the ocean,
    who carves a path through pounding waves,
The God who summons horses and chariots and armies—
    they lie down and then can’t get up;
    they’re snuffed out like so many candles:
“Forget about what’s happened;
    don’t keep going over old history.
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.
    It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
There it is! I’m making a road through the desert,
    rivers in the badlands.
Wild animals will say ‘Thank you!’
    —the coyotes and the buzzards—
Because I provided water in the desert,
    rivers through the sun-baked earth,
Drinking water for the people I chose,
    the people I made especially for myself,
    a people custom-made to praise me.

I pray even this week, you will see God making a way where there seems no way and will recognize His hand at work in your life and relationships. He is so very generous and loves to give good gifts to His children! 



3 thoughts on “a new thing”

  1. Thank you, Judi. God has been making new ways and creating something new in my life, most intensely in the last two years. It has been extremely painful and confusing, to the point I question my confidence in believing it’s God leading the changes. My 14 year marriage is crumbling, but I’m closer friends with my young bride now than we’ve been since we were in college. A new relationship is flourishing, but carries with it some very heavy chains from the past which show no signs of falling away. My young bride speaks of reconciliation, but will give me no assurance of embracing me with safety God designed marriage to provide. The new friendship promises emotional safety and interdependnce which is active ingredient in the mortar of relationships, but much of that dependence is to survive the tulmutuousness of those old chains. Plasso Design has finally found a home in a young church and the stage is set for creative worship to explode into the community through that ministry. With all the rest I have going on, I fight against the lie that I must abandon art ministry until I get my personal life together as to avoid poisoning it with my presence.

    My constant prayer is to see and have the courage to embrace my role is what God is doing in my life, and the lives of everyone connected to me. To be alert, to be present, and to be ready to be an active participant in God’s design.

    Forget about what’s happened;
    don’t keep going over old history.
    Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.

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