Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Monday, March 18, 2013
A New Thing
Fire by Night
43:18,19“Do not remember the former
things, Nor consider the things of old.Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring
forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the
in the desert.
Jerry was reading the prophesy from Isaiah about the children of Israel
returning to their home land after being in exile for many years.
promised to do a New Thing and told them not to look back at the old.
questioned, “Can we go home again?”When
we return, we do not find things the same as before.Changes have occurred.
students find it difficult to support themselves, and often they return home,
but now they are expected to contribute and there are new rules.
the children of Israel
worshiped God, and obeyed his laws they prospered, and when they turned their
back on God, it was not so, and bad things
question if that is part of the problems of today that in general the people of
our Nation and other Nations are not serving the True God.
the Israelites returned to their land, their needs were many.Vineyards needed to be planted, and water was
important.God promised to help as they
put their hand to the plow and worked.
the 40 years the children of Israel
were in the wilderness, God provided for them.His presence was continually shown with a cloud by day that protected
them from the sun and heat, and by night a pillar of fire that created warmth
from the evening chills.
cloud was moving each day and they needed to move with God.
At times we find ourselves in a rut and it is difficult to change and put aside old ways. We may need to lay down some old traditions and discover what New Thing God is doing and follow Him.
is God doing in our city and in other cities?He promises to do a new thing as we agree to get out of our rut and move
we expect God to do miracles among us and minister to our needs?We have many needs, physically, financially
us be willing to reach out and allow God to do a New Thing in us as a people and as