This morning began with a concern I brought before the Lord.
Have you ever noticed the moment when something just isn’t the same as it once was? You’ve noticed that something seems a little different within your heart? Even perhaps a “tiredness” within your heart, within your life?A sense that something just doesn’t feel as “alive” as it once felt… that something is beginning to go “stale”…..
I sensed that this could be happening in an area of my own life this morning, and so I asked the Lord,
“Father, what’s going on here? What is this? I’m concerned about this. What am I to do?”
Then suddenly I felt another question rise to the surface…
“God, where are we going now?”
It was like this question sparked something within me again. ✨I felt a sense of awe and wonder…
It was a question that I knew the Lord wanted me to have on my heart. ?
Then two more questions came…
“God, what are You doing– now?”
“God, what is new that You’d like to do in me, in my life?”
In that moment I remembered…. God is always doing new things, He’s always wanting to do new things —in me. He’s always wanting to do new things in my life, and through me. He’s always taking me on that next brand new step of the journey with Him –no step with Him is ever going to be the same.
The truth is, when I discover this sense of “sameness” happening in my life, it’s probably me trying to hang on, it’s probably me trying to dig my heels in somewhere in my life… but God has already moved forward…
In that moment He put a prayer on my heart, I knew He was leading me into the next steps — a refreshing, and an excitement for the brand thing I know He’s doing (that I don’t “know”… but I know…)
“God, I ask for Your refreshing and renewal to flow into me — You are waking me up to the brand new things You are wanting to do in me, in my life, and through my life — I can tell that there are things You are wanting to do that are shiny and brand new — adventures await me and You.”
God reminded me that He’s more ready and excited to do new and fresh things in my life than I am. He knows my tendency to drag my feet. He knows my tendency to “hang onto the monkey bars.” He knows me so well –and then He also knows “the me” He designed me to be, the “true me” He’s leading me to become. He knows we have a lot of steps and jumps to take ahead. ?
Holy Spirit, thank You for revealing these things to me. I thank You for Your refreshment. How quickly it comes when You remind me to run to my Father, when I take my concerns before Him. God, I thank You for the way You reveal Your beautiful, life-giving truth to my heart. Jesus, thank You for making a way.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
“Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.” – Isaiah 43:19