“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 desert and streams in the waste land.” Isaiah 43:18-19
I am not certain when or if it has always been this feeling of knowing that God is showing His presence to me. I can’t pretend to have it all together because I do not. I have sensed something different in me since I was a young girl. Now years later I recognize the gifts, joys, disappointments, and trials that can be converging for this particular moment. I can step out in faith or continue on my own way. But I am trying to be done with “my way” because the more I am surrendered to our Lord and Savior the more I am strengthened and joyful.
And still I know there is more and I want more! Who doesn’t? We all get caught up in our lives and before we know it we may have lost being present. It seems impossible to me that I have been married for 25 years and my son is twenty-one making his own way in Texas, so far from me. Changes ring loud in my mind because my current season is a so different. I am more used to being over-scheduled, and time now may be my own but as it turns out it is not about me. Amidst the happenings of growing in Christ there of course have been things that have distracted me immensely and unexpected changes to my health have left me transitioning and reinventing my daily routine now.
But to truly embrace this “new thing” we must receive His Love. Receiving is difficult for us. Come on, we rely on ourselves far too often. No matter what assessment others have made of you. You are loved! Get out from under that past. Renew.
Hey, we are just two girls in the woods on the sweetest journey…. knowing HE is making a way. So we pray and share our time with the goal of encouraging others.
Remember that all we do and say is….for Audience of One.