I’m the kind of girl… who’ll get stuck in my own way of thinking if I’m not nudged or sometimes “shaken” out of that way of thinking…
…”old and stale” ways of thinking…. the same old things…the same old ways…
Ways of thinking that “aren’t alive” anymore…
But God is doing a new thing!
He’s the same God, but He has this way of always doing a beautiful, new thing!
“I am doing something brand new, something unheard of.
Even now it sprouts and grows and matures.
Don’t you perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and open up flowing streams in the desert.”—Isaiah 43:19 TPT
And as hard as “change” is for me, I’m so thankful for the times the Lord has nudged me outside of what’s comfortable and familiar, because I know I can get stuck in the “same”…it can be like sinking into “quick sand” if I stay there in that place, if I don’t keep moving…
Where would I be if God hadn’t of nudged me from that place?
It’s like sitting in an old chair that’s starting to crumble and fall apart from being so old… might be comfortable in the moment, but what about when my chair finally crumbles and I fall to the ground? Where would I be if He didn’t shake me up and nudge me out of my same old, comfortable, familiar chair?
I had a dream a couple of weeks ago, and I won’t go into the details, but in this dream, I believe God was showing me that He was going to be/is giving me a “new and fresh way in the area of my thinking” a “new ‘look'”… a transformation and a renewing of my mind…✨
“23 Have a new mind and heart.
24 Be a new person. That new person has been made like God. He does what is right and holy because he knows the truth.
25 So stop telling lies. Tell the truth to each other. We all are parts of the same body.”—Ephesians 4:23-25
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”—Romans 12:2
Father, thank You for the “new thing” that You are always leading us into. Many times we find ourselves “kicking and screaming” and grumbling about new things, about change…. but God, You’re doing what is necessary—out of Your goodness and Your faithfulness… to knock us out of our old and stale ways! Father, thank You. ? ? ? Help us to see and to perceive the “new thing” You are doing… let us not miss it by remaining in our old and stale mindsets…let us realize that You have given us the eyes to see the new, and let us see it and recognize it and be thankful for it, and joyful in the new things You are doing.
“You are being renewed in the spirit of your minds.” –Ephesians 4:23