2017 – See I am doing a New Thing

5 01 2017

2017Is there any question we are entering a new season as we come to 2017? As I pondered the word for 2017 I found myself focused on Isaiah 43, especially verses 18 – 19.


“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?

I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

Isaiah 43:18-19


To fully understand these words of Isaiah, context is key! Context is who is speaking and why.


Looking at Isaiah 43; these words are spoken by God to Israel, his chosen people. He speaks of being the one who created Jacob and Israel. He is affirming them as He reminds them of what He has done and why they are His witnesses and as such they should trust him.


To this point these words in Isaiah 43 were spoken to edify God’s chosen people. The greatest thing we can do in faith is to remember who God is. Remembering who God is creates the foundation of trust upon which God can build you and I into whom He intends us to be.


Take time to reflect on what He has done in your life and remember where you have come from, and what He has brought you through.


Join me next time as we look at verse 18 which is the key to embracing the new thing God is doing in your life!


Blessings and Complete Joy,



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