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Don’t Miss The New Thing!

The past is good and tradition is good, as long as we do not get stuck in it! The good thing about the past and tradition is that they can instruct us into a better and more productive future, if we are paying attention and learning for what they are teaching.

It is very easy to get “set in your ways”. We restrict ourselves from the forward progress that God has for us because we get stuck in our personal perspectives.  If we are not careful, we will find yourself in a rut of our own making, because we have gotten stuck in our own thinking!

Remember This! It is very important to remember that our God is a Creator!  As a creator, God is always doing something new.  But God can’t and won’t accomplish something new in and through our lives, if we are not willing to change.  We must be ready to enlarge our vision and expand our thinking – if we are to experience the new creation of our Amazing Creator God!

Don’t Miss It! In Isaiah 43:19  God says: “Behold I am doing a new thing!  Do you not perceive it and know it?” God wants to grow you!  God wants to promote you!  God wants to give you increase!  God wants to do something new, magnificent and unexplainable in and through your life.  God wants to do a new thing in and through you!  Did you notice the question in Isaiah?  It says:  “Can you not perceive it?”  If you can’t from your perspective, see the new thing that God wants to do in and through you, then you need to change your perspective!

Learn And Grow! Learn from the past and appreciate tradition, but don’t get stuck there, because if you do, you will miss the new thing that God is doing!

A Pray To Pray! Thank you God for our past and for helping us to learn from our mistakes and failures!  Thank you for tradition and for how it reminds me of Your faithfulness, goodness and grace!  Help us Lord to appreciate, but not get stuck in these places.  We don’t want to miss the new thing that you are doing.  Please let us be right in the middle of Your perfect will!

Repentance Equals Change!

The message of Jesus was very simple:  REPENT!  To repent means to change – we cannot stay the same!  Jesus was not telling us to change for change sake.  Jesus challenges us to change because He knows things and can see things that you and I cannot!  Jesus knows that our lives can and should be better.  Jesus knows the great things that God has in store for those that love Him.  Jesus knows the change that you need to make and the great difference the change will make in your life!

Change is a good thing, especially when it is the right change!  We are resistant to change because we tend to think in a negative way about change.  Not all change is negative.  And a lot of the change that we look at as negative is not really negative – it’s just hard!  Just because it is hard does not make it a bad thing, especially if it is going to lead to good things!  The key is to make sure that we are not changing just for change sake!

Everyone of us have some changes that need to be made in our lives.  You know what I am talking about – you have been thinking about and fighting against some changes that you have been needing to make for a while now.  Take a few moment right now to stop and pray.  Just talk to God and ask Him to reveal to you the areas of your life that need to be worked on and worked out!  Now take just a little more time to do what needs to be done!  See – that was not so bad after all – was it?