See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? (Isaiah 43:19a)
In Isaiah 43:1-21 God charges Isaiah with the task of speaking to the children of Israel. He begins by telling them they are His Chosen people, they are loved, and He has a plan. Then God asks an important question? “Do you not perceive it?”
Do we not perceive what?
According to the Dictionary, Perceive means:
- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses: I perceived an object looming through the mist.
2. to recognize, discern, envision, or understand
God is saying, that we need to BE ON THE LOOKOUT! We need to recognize, understand, and identify that God wants to do a new thing in our lives. He doesn’t want us to miss it.
In this verse God says it will: “Spring UP!” – This indicates speed. The natural result of the spring of the year is that it brings about the rebirth of nature, and new beginnings. The crocus breaks through the ground with purple blooms, the bright yellow daffodils open up in a blast of color after the drabness of winter. The dogwoods and cherry blossoms bloom and the birds begin to sing. Our spiritual life is renewed very much the same way.
Begin today to be more open and perceptive to God’s work in your life. Be on the lookout for indications of spring. Don’t dwell on the past, or even the current situations you are facing right now. Be on the lookout for what God is doing. Begin to thank God IN ADVANCE for doing a “new thing” in your life. EXPECT new miracles to “spring forth and burst out” in this season and the coming year.
God, I repent for not understanding or seeing what you are doing in my life, even now. I am on the lookout and watching for you to move in my life. I thank You in advance for the amazing new and exciting things You have in store for me in this year. I am ready to walk in Your Newness for my life.
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