Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A New Thing

"Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?" Isaiah 43:19

Last night in small group, someone read this verse. As soon as she read it, it resonated with my heart. "Behold, I am doing a new thing..." I think the Lord is doing a new thing in me. I am not sure yet what it is, but I am thankful. I need to be refreshed. I want to be renewed. I want to experience more of the Spirit and His power in my life. I want a fresh passion for the Word and for the Lord.

But, even beyond myself, as we were talking last night, it seemed as though the Lord may be preparing lots of new things...

... new vision for an internet campus of our church. To go beyond just the ability to watch online, but the ability to connect and find resources and support...

... new hope for redemption of lives that have been adamantly opposed to a relationship with Jesus...

... perhaps even new hope that Haiti might through this tragedy be redeemed and become known as a people who love and worship Jesus Christ...

Lord, I pray that you are doing a new thing - in my life, in the lives of my family and friends, in this country, and in the world. Lord, I pray for lives to be redeemed. I pray for diseases to be healed. I pray for Your kingdom to come on this Earth. I thank You for the hope that I have in You.

But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel;
Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Isaiah 43: 1-3a

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