With early signs of spring bursting forth out of the ground, I can’t help but think of newness! This very morning while sitting on my front porch, it was Sixty degrees. Even though it was raining this morning in Georgia, the change in the weather was beckoning me to go outside and enjoy, which I did thoroughly. It amazes me how that when summer is ending and autumn temperatures fall into the Sixties the air feels so cool, but after a long winter the Sixty degrees of early spring feels warm and inviting!
I filled my coffee cup, threw on my hoodie and parked myself in my rocking chair. I simply sat quietly and thanked the Lord for the sound of the rain on the roof, but soon while sitting there, I listened and watched as several different kinds of birds rushed in to my newly filled bird feeder, took a seed and chirped as if they were saying “Thanks Lady!” I also saw a Robin this morning which is always a wonderful sight to see. The gentle clinking of my wind chimes combined with the sound of the rain and the chirping birds made a beautiful harmonious glad song.
Something familiar began to bubble up inside of me that reminded me of when I was expecting my children. The expectation of something new and exciting was rising up! It was an overwhelming feeling that made me know that a change is on its way!
Isaiah 43:18-20King James Version (KJV)18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert
Many people do not like change, but we are always going through seasons in our lives! Some seasons bring more change than others, but regardless, God never wants us to become so comfortable that we stop expecting to see His goodness! We are to go from faith or faith and from glory to glory! When we give up on expecting new things we become stagnant and critical of others. We revert back to an orphan spirit. Although we may never verbally say it, when we see others blessed we think that God loves them more than He does us. God never withholds anything good from his children. He’s made everything available. If He led the Israelites to a land flowing with milk and honey, how much more does He have for us! But like the Israelites, we have to stop looking back and move forward in order to walk in God’s best!
Let me encourage you my friend when the Lord walks you through change, it is always good for you! Let the deadness of winter fall away. Expect to feel the warmth of the Father’s love embrace you and gently usher you into the newness He has for you. Get excited about the change and expect to see His goodness, I know that He will never disappoint!