Grace and peace unto you.
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. (Isaiah 43:19).
Are you involved in the new thing that God is doing? Are you receptive to change? He has space for you and hopes you will join his team. You will have peace, satisfaction, improved relationship with him, and life-changing experiences.
The story is told that when Elijah was about to go to heaven, he was walking with Elisha towards Jordan, and they came upon the Jordan River. Elijah rolled up his cloak and struck it, and it parted. Then, they crossed to the other side (2 Kings 2:8). Many centuries later, Jesus and his disciples were going to the other side of a lake and they used a boat to cross (Luke 8:22).
Jesus could have miraculously parted the lake, but there was no need because a boat was available. During his earthly ministry, he mainly travelled by foot, and engaged in face to face interactions. Nowadays, thousands of years later, we have various forms of transport which include bicycles, vehicles, and planes. We still do face to face ministry but the gospel is being preached to billions of people via the internet.
Modernization and the development of civilization are two of the “new things” that God has done since he created Adam and Eve. Interestingly, they were accomplished through human beings. He has given us wisdom, knowledge, and understanding (Proverbs 2:6), to make his plans a reality. God has not changed; he is still doing something new today. And it requires the use of our knowledge, skills, and abilities. Hence, he is inviting us to participate. If we are not discerning, we will miss it (Romans 12:2).
Heavenly Father, thanks for the new thing that you are doing. Open our eyes and minds that we will see it. Grant us favor so we can be involved. In Jesus’ name, amen.