Saturday, September 28, 2019

Clear Out the Old to Make Room for the New

Last January, as the new year began, I wrote a post about this verse from the book of Isaiah, and as the year is winding down it's still on my mind and heart.

"Forget about what’s happened;
    don’t keep going over old history.

Be alert, be present. 
I’m about to do something brand-new.
    It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
There it is!
 I’m making a road through the desert,
    rivers in the badlands." 
Isaiah 43:19 MSG

I don't think God is ever about ho-hum, boring, and status quo. We may feel stuck in the rut of our ordinary life. We may feel like an old dog that's too old to learn new tricks. But our God is a God of new life, new seasons, renewal and new mercies for every new day. He wants to do something brand new in our lives.

Just a few days ago was the first day of autumn, the start of a new season. The leaves are beginning to change color and fall off of the trees making room for the new growth that will come next spring. Perhaps the reason we aren't experiencing new growth in our walk with God is because there are some things we have to clear out in order to make room for the new. (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, September 29th at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. Such a great reminder to let go and Let God. With the Fall season, I was thinking how the leaves let go, but some do cling even throughout the harsh seasons. As with the leaves, God directs when necessary and will guide with letting go, and even the leaves do let go in their due time. My prayer lately has been to show me as a better self and this is a great reminder verse for that. Thank you.

  2. I love reading about what God is speaking to you and doing in your life!


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