‘I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?’ Isaiah 43:19 NIV
Your life will manifest what you continually keep in front of you. Paul says, ‘We have the mind of Christ’ (1 Corinthians 2:16 NIV), and creativity and vision are part of the package. You need a vision to look forward to if you want to change the circumstances in your life. If you have problems, you’re in debt, or lonely, create a vision for what you’d like your life to be. See yourself stronger and healthier, in a good financial position, in a wonderful relationship. Once you’ve created a vision, you need to take steps to move towards making it a reality. You need to change the way you think. Let the image of victory take hold. Remind yourself of these Scriptural truths:
(1) ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ (Philippians 4:13 KJV)
(2) ‘We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.’ (Romans 8:37 NIV)
(3) ‘Surely, Lord, You bless the righteous; You surround them with your favour.’ (Psalm 5:12 NIV)
(4) ‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;’ (Psalm 23:6 NKJV).
In Bible times wine was stored in leather wineskins, but as the wineskins aged, they lost their flexibility. New wine always required new wineskins. And just as ‘you can’t pour new wine into old wineskins’ (see Matthew 9:17), God can’t give you a new vision until you change the old attitudes you’re carrying around in your head.
God says, ‘I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?’ He is ready to do something new in your life today. Are you ready to change your old way of thinking and make room for it?
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The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023