New Season - New Everything!
New beginnings excite me. Maybe because it is the core of God’s work towards us: redemption! Or maybe because we all need them so much! We need the do-overs, the restarts, the resets. God specializes in new beginnings. I think that’s one of the reasons He set time in place the way He did. Every day the sun comes up and we get a brand new shot at doing life and getting it right!
~This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion's fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23 NKJV
God’s faithfulness is seen every time the sun rises in the morning and along with that day comes a new start! Thank God for His mercy and a new day to set ourselves to doing things well. Each new year gives us another opportunity to have a fresh start. Many of us make resolutions and set goals and anticipate that “this year it’s going to be different”
In order for that to happen, really happen and change manifest in our lives, we must not only have a new season we must do new things! We can’t go a new direction doing all the same things we did in our old season. We need a new outlook! Old perspectives, dread, regrets and negative prognostication will only keep us running in place. Our lives will be stuck on repeat unless we get a vision for where we are going which is different from where we have been!
We need to be saying some new things! It’s time to clean up our language! That means more than you think! What about all the ways we speak impossibility or difficulty in our lives! We forecast atmosphere with our words! In this new season we want to live in the possibilities and dreams that God has for us! We need to be speaking in alignment with His will (Word) for our lives!! God has so much more for us! Someone once said reach for the moon and if you miss that you might at least reach a star. I would say at least we’ll get off the ground! God wants us reaching for more and experiencing the fullness He offers us in our lives!
We need new thoughts, new hopes, and new dreams! Let’s be honest, some of us need a revolution in our inner selves, our thought lives, and what we imagine! Let’s lay aside worry and dread and pick up hope and expectation! God’s plans for you exceed your imagination!
~God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:20 The Message
God has so much more for us! We can’t get to a new place traveling the same old road! Let’s agree with God’s plans for us and watch Him exceed our expectations!
Heavenly Father, I sense Your heart for me in a new way! I want to participate in the new things You have for me this year! I know I need a revolution in my heart and mind to walk in this! Holy Spirit please help me to see areas where I am clinging to old ways, reveal things I need to let go of and please grant me the grace to do it! Today I turn myself in Your direction! My heart and my life are Yours! Use them for Your glory! In Jesus’ Name!!!