'...I'm going to do a brand-new thing...' Isaiah 43:19 TLB
God says he wants to '...do a brand-new thing...' (Isaiah 43:19 NLT). That means that the 'old' stuff in your life will need to move out of the way for it. If you haven't noticed yet, God first works in us and then through us. For amazing new things to start happening in our lives, new things have to happen deep in our own hearts. Sometimes these 'new things' happen in amazing mountain-top moments. Sometimes they only come as we are brought through the valley.
Let's look carefully at this verse: '...I'm going to do a brand-new thing. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?...' From our perspective, it may feel like we've been waiting for ever. That's because we don't see what God has already started doing! To make the most of all the awesome things God plans to do in us and through us we've got to be sensitive to his voice, alert to his movements and live in expectation.
After praying and waiting in their prayer room for ten long days we read, 'Suddenly, there came a sound from Heaven...' (Acts 2:2 NKJ), and the Holy Spirit touched the crowd of frightened disciples and gave them power that would change the world. When God miraculously brought Paul and Silas out of prison we read, '...suddenly there was a great earthquake...and immediately all the doors were opened...' (Acts 16:26 NKJ).
So what now? God may be getting ready to do a 'brand new thing' for you - make sure you're ready because it could happen suddenly!
Soulfood: Gen 5:22-24, Heb 11:5, 2 Kings 2:1-12, Acts 1:9- 11