‘Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. ‘ Isaiah 43:18-19
This is one of the more encouraging and challenging verses in my life at the this time. God has me in a season where I believe he has “new things” springing up all over the place. This piece of scripture has been working on me for a while. Matter of fact, it is a verse that is hanging on my wall right now.
We all like new things, however we do not always enjoy the process of getting there. God wants to make a way in our wilderness. God has promised rivers in the dessert. The Lord wants to do a new thing, but there are some principles we must embrace in order to see this promise come to fruition.
- Forget the Past: If we are not careful we can allow the past to paralyze us. It is not about just forgetting past mistakes, but we have to forget past miracles. If we want God to do a new thing then we must not expect God to do something in this season that he did in a previous season. Our expectations can cause a barriers on our faith.
- God is still God: God is not bound by our circumstances. God is not bound by anything other than His word, and he said within his word that he can exceed anything we can ask or imagine. Whatever; you can imagine God can exceed it. We need to always remember that God is not intending on meeting our expectations, but desires to exceed them.
- Focus on the Source and not the System: God’s promises are not dictated by a process. You see, he wants to make a way in a place there has never been a way created. He wants to bring resources from the most obscure of places.
The reason many of us cannot see God is because we are not looking in the right direction. If we want to see new things in a new season then we need to quit boxing God up based on what he has done in our past. He is God and operates outside our reasoning, logic and comprehension. Will you set out to believe that God will do new miracles in a new manner?