God Likes To Do New Things

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God will do a new thing.  And I’m excited to see! Spring is just around the corner. Spring represents new things. New beginnings. New starts. 

God likes to do new things too. He wants to do new things in us and for us. He loves us too much to leave us where we are at. He wants to make us new. He wants to restore us and heal us. 

Have you ever gone to an antique shop to find a dingy looking copper serving dish? It’s old, stained and doesn’t shine anymore. However, in the right hands and with the right cleaner, that serving dish can be made new. It will shine and be a beautiful part of the serving collection. 

We are like the old serving dish. We need to be cleaned, shined up and be made ready to serve again. 

God will do a new thing


God Will Do A New Thing

 
Let’s take a look at Isaiah 43:19. Israel had sinned and rebelled against God. We are like Israel. We sin, rebel and have idols. 
 
Anything that we put before God is an idol and sin. If I care more about getting my coffee every morning than I do getting time alone to pray and read my bible. Than coffee has become an idol in my life. As Christians, we must – on purpose – make time to seek God everyday. 
 
Isaiah 43:19
 
“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.”


“See, I am doing a new thing!”: God is telling us to look at what He is doing. How many times do we look at what others are doing or where we fail or what the enemy wants us to focus on. We need to stay focused on Christ and what He is doing. 

“Now it springs up”: It’s coming, this new thing from God, and it’s springing up. Like the new buds on a tree branch in the spring time. Beautiful, fragrant and new. We must keep watch for what is about to spring up from God. 

“Do you not perceive it?”: Do we not see? Are we not understanding? God is the creator of us all. He wants to trade our sorrow and pain for joy and peace

“I am making a way in the wilderness”: God is our guide. We cannot be guided by what’s going on around us. Nor can we be guided by our feelings. We must stand on the Word of God to guide us. He is the only way through the hard times. And He has a plan to see us through! 

“I am making…streams in the wasteland”: What is your wasteland? We all have one. At some point, we are all like the dingy copper pot. We must forget the past, ask forgiveness of the sins and move forward in our relationship with Christ. He will make streams in our wasteland. The thing that would have been the end of us, God will use it for His good. 

God Likes to Do New Things in Us

 

I feel so much joy in my soul as I meditate on this verse and share my thoughts with you. Be excited, Ladies! God has something new for you! He will put streams in your wasteland. He will make a way in that wilderness you are walking through. We must keep trusting and stepping out in faith. 

Let’s keep our eyes on Jesus and what He is doing. We must guard our minds by keeping watch over our thoughts. Do not allow yourself or the enemy cloud your thinking with negative thoughts

Philippians 4:8 tells us to think on good things. Let’s renew our minds, daily, by reading and meditating on God’s word. 

Praying for the Holy Spirit to guide us and convict us in all we do. All this, the new things that God is doing, it’s all for His glory. 

Let’s praise Him while we wait on Him to move. 

God will do a new thing. Is He laying anything on your heart? Is He asking you to focus on Him, trust in Him and step out in faith like never before? I’d love to know how God is doing a new thing in your life and walk with Him. 



Blessings, 

Starla 

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18 Comments

  1. Rhiannon Rae

    March 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    This was such a timely post. My husband and I just took a big step of faith and it's like God is preparing to do a new thing. As I read this I was so excited. It was a word of confirmation that God is doing a new thing in our lives, we have only to trust and see. Amen!

  2. Jennifer Wilson

    March 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks so much for this post. I love antiquing and the analogy of worth in the eyes of someone who appreciates the value of an "old piece of junk" really resonated with me. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten some "old dingy worthless" thing at a garage sale for next to nothing and after cleaning, polishing, and helping others see the value in it, I have something beautiful for my home, or something to sell on eBay for a nice profit. It reminds me of the poem "Touch of the Master's Hand". If you haven't read that, be sure and check it out. 🙂

  3. Katie W

    March 9, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    This is just the verse I needed for today, Starla! So much joy, so much hope here. Thank you for helping me set my heart right where it needs to be. <3

  4. Susan Evans

    March 10, 2016 at 11:35 am

    God loves to make all things new, and to transform all our misery into beauty that will be used for His kingdom. I am always amazed at how He works the evil things for our good and eventually we receive from Him beyond all that we could ask or think.

  5. Andrea Wiener

    March 11, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Yes He does – in EVERY aspect of our lives!

  6. Andrea Wiener

    March 11, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Romans 8:28 – He will work out ALL things 😀

  7. Andrea Wiener

    March 13, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I pray that verse (paraphrase it) every time i go food shopping – and He always answers my prayers!

  8. Chris Carter

    March 13, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you for this great message! I am READY for new things… I feel the itch and I believe God has been preparing me for something new. I wait patiently for it, knowing I am not yet ready. Waiting can be so hard. But I trust God's perfect timing and His perfect plan.

  9. Jennifer Clarke

    March 16, 2016 at 11:16 am

    God's delight in new things is one of my favorite things about Him. Thank you for sharing this word of encouragement with us at Grace & Truth, friend. It has blessed me tonight!

  10. Andrea Wiener

    April 11, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I like the verse where it says "I shall do a new thing – shall ye not know it?" 🙂

  11. Starla J.

    June 6, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Awesome! How are things going with this step of faith?

  12. Starla J.

    June 6, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I'll check it out! Thank you!

  13. Starla J.

    June 6, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    ((hugs)) to you, Katie!

  14. Starla J.

    June 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    You are so right, Susan. I am amazed as well.

  15. Starla J.

    June 6, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    It's exciting to see what new things God has for us.

  16. OG

    February 17, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    It is a verse of great promise, it is an awakening. "Shall ye not know it he is asking you why. You are refusing to see beyond your circumstances, he is asking why is your faith shaking. He has done it in numerous ways and it is an ongoing process, wait on the lord

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