The older I get the more courage I need to muster up in order to “let go”! Change requires more of me…more of a willingness to hear about and see what God is truly doing. And as I do, God consistently and graciously reminds me of the prophet Isaiah’s words:
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
In her book Call to Commitment, Elizabeth O’Connor shares this insight about change: God waits for each of us to hear him say, “Behold, I do a new thing—through you!” The question is always: Can we open our lives so that the Holy Spirit may descend and new power break that we may be the kind of person around whom renewal begins?
Who are the people “around whom renewal begins”? Perhaps they are most like the man blind from birth who knew one thing: “I was blind but now I see.” (John 9:25b).
May God graciously allow us to see change as the new thing he is doing in our lives today.