New… As we approach the “New Year” of 2020 there is so much focus on new. This happens every year, but because we are entering a “new decade” there seems to be more of an emphasis on it this year.
I go back and forth about “new year” on the Gregorian calendar. Having an understanding of the Hebrew calendar sometimes makes it difficult to know how I want to celebrate. I know God has given us times and seasons to focus on His different attributes and look inward to reflect on what HE wants to do inside of us, but sometimes those moments get lost in the energy that is focused on what is happening externally in the world around us.
The work He wants to do within is lost because of all that we look for outside.
What I do know is that Christ said HE makes ALL things NEW! This doesn’t happen just at a “new year.” This can happen whenever we TRUST HIM with ALL our heart. NEW could happen in June, or August, or whenever we make a CHOICE to follow His leading in a fresh NEW way.
As you prepare your hearts for NEW, don’t become discouraged when it doesn’t look like what you thought. TRUST Him in a NEW way and follow HIS leading even when it might not make sense.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says: He has made everything suited to its time; also, he has given human beings an awareness of eternity; but in such a way that they can’t fully comprehend, from beginning to end, the things God does.
God knows exactly what is going to happen and as we walk with Him, HE leads and guides us in paths of righteousness for HIS name sake. HE leads us beside still waters and RESTORES our souls.
Take time to REFRESH yourself with HIS WORDS as you continue to walk the path He places before you. HIS Word is a lamp to your feet and a LIGHT. When we walk in HIS TIME, we can KNOW that HE is in control and HE will truly make ALL things NEW.
Let HIM and HIS Words make you NEW.
Love and blessings,