New Things

Thought I would sneak in a quick post between all of our Christmas and New Year’s activities. Are you all celebrated out yet? Like Evelyn Underhill once said, “I do hope your Christmas has had a little touch of Eternity in among the rush and pitter patter and all. It always seems such a mixing of this world and the next–but after all, that is the idea!” What a wonderful way to think about Christmas–a mixing of this world and the next… With that in mind, I guess you could say I had a mixed up Christmas, and I hope you had the same :)

As these last hours of 2007 slip away, let me pose a question (or two or three…you know how I am!). Have you given any thought yet to what the new year may hold in store for you? Are you excitedly anticipating the new things that may come your way in 08? Are you facing the new year with hope and faith that God will bring about good things in your life?

In Isaiah 43:19 (NIV), Isaiah tells us that the Lord says, “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.” Pretty exciting, huh? What new thing do you think the Lord wants to do in your life this year? It makes me think of the unplowed ground I wrote about in my inaugural post (if you’ve forgotten, check it out by clicking on the label “inaugural post”).

I challenge you to be ready–to be looking for and expecting God to do new things in and around you as 2008 unfolds. If you’re having trouble seeing the possibilities, just remember that God is able to make a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. The best part? He will be with you every step of the way.

Happy New Year to you all!


  1. HI,

    I just noticed you linked to my blog. Thanks!!!!

    I hope the New Year is filled and running over with blessings for you and your family.

    Jean Hall

  2. You’re welcome, Jean! Blessings to you, too!

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