The first week of January, God kept putting this thought in my heart and in my mouth, in English and Russian. I said it to 3 or 4 different people during that week talking about things from fundraising to having more kids or not.
I’m doing a new thing.
I want to remember this. Renewal is essential to growth. And now, the work of years is coming into “a new thing” in several spheres of my life:
- Considering putting the girls into school is a new thing.
- Moving out of childbearing years is a new thing.
- Fundraising to 100% is a new thing.
- Midwifery studying coming back is a new thing.
- Cleaning out my relationships with some people in our church here is a new thing.
God is doing a new thing in old things.
I looked up that phrase, a new thing, and it’s from Isaiah 43:
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…..to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
Yes, that I may proclaim His praise!
And, Lord willing, I’m at an age of maturity in the Lord when I can wait patiently to see the new things come to life in God’s perfect way and time.
I love this! I feel a similar stirring in my own heart and I’m curious where it will lead. Over the last year the Holy Spirit has been opening my eyes to ways that he made me that I didn’t recognize before. This has me reconsidering the trajectory of my life goals and purpose. It is exciting, but I’m also grateful for maturity not to run ahead but to take time to listen and learn. I’ll be praying for you as the Lord brings you to mind.