When God moves, He moves quickly. There’s no time to hang back, drag our heels, or think that He’s going to take a number in our “waiting room” while we “work out our stuff.” He’s NOT waiting…he’s MOVING! We’re invited to go with Him; to “set out” at His command, just like the children of Israel set out when the cloud lifted.
The “Verse of the Day” from Bible Gateway started the new year with Isaiah 43:16-21 (NIV):
16 This is what the LORD says — He Who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, 17 Who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. 20 The wild animals honor Me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to My people, My chosen, 21 the people I formed for Myself
that they may proclaim My praise.
When God moves, say “YES,” and move with Him. Take nothing from the “old land” with you, because He is “doing a new thing,” and it’s up to us to “perceive it.” We must step into “way in the wilderness” and walk through the “streams in the wasteland” that He’s making!
The good news is that even though we haven’t gone this way before, our Father has provided the path and water. We may be assured that He’s also provided everything else.
Will we trust Him…entirely? The risk may seem great, but the reward, though we cannot know it beforehand, is even greater.
Blessings and joy in the journey.