I’m all about new things. Starting new; starting fresh; starting over. I always seem to start on Monday. No matter what it is.
As I sat down this morning to work on my bible study lesson for the day, I felt a nudge to put the workbook aside and just open up my bible and read. I had no particular direction in mind but figured I would head to the book of Psalms: my go-to book. When I flipped open my bible, I was pulled in by the purple brackets and underlines of the following scriptures:
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? (Isaiah 43:18, 19 NIV)
Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one. (Isaiah 44: 8 NIV)
After reading each passage a few times, I closed my bible and meditated on the words for a time. Basically, it is time. Yep. Said it before. Many times before. But more and more I am realizing that I am not satisfied with who I am right now. I am not who God created me to be. Yet. And putting off the former things and the past and laying out the path before me…the New Thing…that is what I am supposed to do. Not starting tomorrow; starting today.
What does that look like? I’m not sure yet. Which is part of the adventure! I do know it includes the following, to some extent:
taking control of my physical health
I’m guessing the two will be connected and the link that will hold the two together will be God. So I will be including more of my faith in my writing, it appears.
New adventures? Scary stuff. But not with my Rock. So, stick around and watch it unfold.
|My morning writing view.|