I am doing a new thing!

“18 Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
  19 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.”

NIV Isaiah 43:18-19; KJV Isaiah 43:18-19

Read Isaiah 43

In above verses we are told not to dwell on the past; a perfect advice for the beginning of a New Year! We might have gone through trials, we might have done or said things that we are not proud of, we might have regrets and “what if” thoughts, but time can’t be turned back. So, leave the past behind and move on. This is a perfect time to start a new! Do a new thing! Lord says He is making a way in the wilderness and he is making streams in the wasteland. Turn a new leaf in the book of your life! Love yourself. Love people. Be a friend. Be supportive. Be a listener. Be a giver. Practice kindness and compassion. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s impossible. You might just be the person who will start the change in the world and the domino effect. Do a new thing! ♥

I am doing a new thing

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Lean Not On Your Own Understanding

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;”

NIV Proverbs 3:5; KJV Proverbs 3:5

We often find it hard not to lean on our own understanding. We think we are so smart, so wise and we are such good decision makers. We try really hard to be independent and do our own thing, just to find ourselves in all sorts of difficulties. We need to understand that we can not be independent; not from The One who created us. He wants us to depend on Him, to trust Him, to seek His presence and His Love. Apart from Him we can’t make it in this world, we can’t have a purposeful life, filled with joy and happiness. In all things, let’s first seek God, seek His wisdom, His will. He understands our purpose much better than we do.

Read Proverbs 3