A New Thing
Isaiah 43:18-19 “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.”
Of course these verses first apply to Israel; but the Lord gave these verses to my husband for our work, years ago.
He told him:
Remember not the former things….successes or failures; neither consider the things of old…they are back there in the past—forget them…
And get on with the Lord’s Will for your life now.
It is easy to get “stuck” in the past….thinking about what should have happened; or patting ourselves on the back for something that went right.
But it is spinning our tires, spiritually, when we do…just making a rut for ourselves.
We should commit each day into the Lord’s hand, asking His Will done in it.
Psalm 37:5 “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.”
This “commit” is “Roll thy way, works, thoughts, upon the Lord”
Proverbs 16:3 “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.”
We should live each day as if it were our most important time. The past we can do nothing about.
The future we do not have.
But we can live for Him, today.
We should seek His blessing, guidance and His supply for this day.
Psalm 90:12 “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.”
“Number” here means “to weigh out”. Each day has value, as if you were weighing silver. The Lord wants us to see this day, that way.
If we are to truly apply our hearts to wisdom, it will be on a daily basis; with the Lord.
Spiritual wisdom is really practical skill to make pointed decisions.
Jesus had this wisdom, so much so, that people wondered at it. (Matthew 13:54, Mark 6:2). And we should get it from Him
Luke 2:40 “And the child (Jesus) grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.”
James 3:17 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”
(Doesn’t this describe our Lord so well?!)
James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
The Lord will give us the practical skill for this day.
“Behold, I will do a new thing;”. Today is a new day,….and Jesus says,…..Come with Me in it.
“Now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?” I will give the wisdom you need, it will “spring up” by My Holy Spirit within you….and make you to know My Will.
“I will even make a way in the wilderness; and rivers in the desert.”
He will make a way, today, for you…clearly marked with each step you take; and He will supply His Spirit as a river within you,…in whatever desert place you go.
We are in the world, but we are not of it….we are His, and He is ready to work within us in a new way, today.
A new thing…shall ye not know it?
He is asking you: will you know it?
If you will, it will come in constant fellowship, Divine companionship, and His overcoming wisdom in your life, as you yield to Him.