Tuesday, November 10, 2009

All Things New

I have to start out with a huge THANK YOU to each of you. Your comments on my previous post are possibly the greatest gifts I have ever received. If you aren't one who normally reads through the comments, I would encourage you to go there and do that. You will see there what the body of Christ in action really looks like. You amaze me and I am humbled by your love for me and my family.

This is the verse that keeps coming to my mind in the middle of this night...

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 wasteland. Isaiah 43:19

I have written about this verse before. Maybe several times. These past few days though...it's as if I can feel it happening. God is doing a new thing. In my heart. In my mind. In my decisions. He is making the way. It's scary, not sure where He's leading.

Physically, I've not been feeling very well. That comes with this illness. You never know when the good days will disappear for awhile. But since I've not been well I've spent all of my time at home. Pretty much alone. At first that was depressing. But when you are trapped alone, who else do you have to talk with but God?? Not so bad after all.

God is asking me to risk myself in friendships. Put myself out there. Be a better friend. That is new. God is telling me that is okay to put myself first sometimes. That is new. God is telling me that it's okay to move on. That is new. But He is also telling me, reminding me, that I will not be doing any of these things alone. He will make a way. He will bring water in the desert.

Make me new and bring on the new thing....


38 comments:

everydayMOM said...

he makes beauty from ashes!

Deb said...

"Every new day He does not fail" Zeph. 3:5
"Put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator." Col. 3:10
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!" Isaiah 43:18
On the bone marrow unit, after I received my second transplant, the Lord reminded me of all things new. Don't we love His word!!
Love to you,
Deb

Faye said...

I enjoyed your post.You are a precious person.Have a blessed day!

C.C. and Double T said...

Praise God! Sometimes, the body of Christ is just wonderful! :-)

ShEiLa said...

I don't think that we need thanks, but Thank YOU. It takes a courageous person to share extremely personal life moments.

Have a WONDERFUL day!

ToOdLeS.

Laura said...

Love you, my friend. GOD is so GOOD!

Debbie said...

Is not our Lord just the most awesome. Knowing what we need even when we do not know ourselves.

Michelle said...

Isaiah 43 is one of my most favorite chapters in the bible. I love the first few verses...when you go THROUGH the waters and through the rivers, you will not drown. When you go THROUGH the fire...you will not be burned. Because I'm GOD. Paraphrased, because I'm not the best at memorization...but that's the gist. God is so good...and you are good to be listening! I pray the good days come soon and that you feel better. Take care of YOU...it's not only OK, it's imperative! Love to you today...you're amazing! xoxox

Bonnelle Pagel said...
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bonnellepagel said...

He IS making you NEW and one day... your sorrow will be turned into joy and He WILL turn your mourning into dancing!!

What an awesome God we serve!!

Cheri' said...

Your devotion to the Lord and to the truth of His Word, and the way you listen to His voice and share what He is saying, is very refreshing. I know the things you are going through are very difficult, but God is using your words to touch the lives of many others! I'm excited for the "new" things He is leading you into! I'm praying for you and cheering you on!!

Melanie said...

I love you girl!

Check out this song/video. This is our drama team at our church. But more importantly I LOVE LOVE LOVE the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1kM_Ym_nVY

nancygrayce said...

God just meets us where we are even when we can't see how! I pray the feeling good days will come again quickly! love you

tiggerdaisy said...

Praying the good days come ever so quickly to you! In fact, I'm praying that God's healing grace be upon you so that you may suffer no longer. In Jesus Name!

Prayers and blessings!

Rebecca

He & Me + 3 said...

That is just awesome...He is working new in your life & will be with you through it all.

Farmgirl Paints said...

I pray God grants you those friendships, and that even in your quiet time that He would be your closest friend... that you would never truly feel alone.

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Yes!!! He is doing a new thing in your life...I think sometimes the uncertainty of where He is leading us causes to stumble. But as you said with our eyes on Him all things are possible.

Barbara said...

Don't you love it when God lays scripture on your heart and it ministers to you. "A new thing" what a promise.

I also love the 23rd Psalm where it says "He restoreth my soul"...He is a God of restoration. I will be praying for you.

Just a little something from Judy said...

His unconditional love for you will pick you up and carry you through every single moment of your life. You are free to be who and what He will lead you to be. You are being used in special ways in many of our lives. He is graciously doing that, without you even being aware of it. We are all learning from your walk through the valleys. Thank you for writing all that He lays on your heart. We are excited to see where the "all things new" will lead you.

cry angel said...

I am a Muslim with, but I respect Christ and read the Bible the modern era and the old Thank you for your tips

Alece said...

that isaiah 43 passage has carried me through my desert season as well. i've got my eyes peeled for His new thing!

Wylie said...
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Sadie said...

I had not heard that verse but LOVE it now. I love the one's where God is all like "don't you see it, because it's happening. I'm gonna do it. I'd love to include you in it." He's just good like that, I guess.

i reciprocate your desire to be irl friends, girl. but for now I feel like we're blog friends and we're living life so in some way can we say we're already sorta kinda irl friends?

praying for the new thing with you, friend. love you!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am behind on reading any of my favorite blogs...Hope you are feeling better.....Love you

Jackie said...

Thinking about you and praying for you today, my new friend!

So blessed by this post! Yes, I believe He's doing a new thing! PTL!

I live in the desert (AZ) and absolutely love that scripture (Is 43:19 I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland).......Living in the desert - I have the visual to go along with it and truly when He brings streams in the desert, it's a beautiful thing!

Also, Is 35:1 ......the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

I believe your desert wasteland will burst forth with streams of restoration and healing and you will rejoice and blossom like a rose....Glory to God!!

Maybe, I'll nick name you "Rose"!

Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Sassy Granny ... said...

Just dropping by to let you know you've been in my thoughts (and prayers) today. I hope you're feeling better, though I have every confidence you're in good Company; the best of Physicians!

I love the "new thing" quote. I can tell you, my life has been a new thing about every 5 years. What an adventure!

Hugs,
Kathleen

Amrita said...

Love to you Sheryl

natalie said...

Dear Friend,

Isn't our God "AWESOME"!!! My prayer for you today is that you will feel Christ, see Him and hear Him as you go thru your day.

Have a Blessed Day,
natalie

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