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6 Feb- New Things

Lake Eyre is in the center of Australia, and a few years ago it was said that it would never receive enough rain to flood ever again. It was dry and barren and a massive wasteland.

Then it started to rain and the lake started to fill, and the seeds that had been lying dormant in the dry crusty ground started to soften as the moisture saturated them. Next the streams turned into rivers of flowing water, and the whole area flooded. It just keep on raining and raining, filling all the tributaries as water poured into the parched drought stricken land. The plants and flowers sprang up, and fish and birdlife came to Lake Eyre in abundance. The next year it did the same, and the next.

God spoke to me about that Lake and said what happened there in the natural is what I am doing in the supernatural; in the spiritual realm.

It’s the rivers of His Spirit overflowing. That’s His presence and power flooding into each of our lives, into our homes, our families, our nation. God is speaking renewal and revitalizing. God is bringing new life.

Jesus offers us new beginnings. He offers His life, His goodness, His power being poured into the dry barren places of our life.

Jesus said “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that you may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (John 10:10)

God is calling each of us to forget where we have struggled; To leave behind where we have been unfaithful and allowed sin into our lives. God’s heart’s cry is “Do not be afraid, I am your redeemer, your rescuer.” (Isaiah 43:2-3)

When we are far from Him, He reaches out to us. When we stop and listen to His voice He speaks new beginnings and a fresh start.

Why? It is because above everything “God is Good”. If we can grasp that simple truth, that “God is Good,” everything else starts to make sense.

You see God always has a destiny for you. When you mess up He has new things to replace those old beaten up places in your life.

It won’t always be easy. We have to learn that God is our provider, to stand on God’s word and His faithfulness, to believe for healing, provision, guidance and peace continually for our families and ourselves, and others.

We have to choose to trust Him when everything goes “pear shaped”, and you don’t understand why things aren’t working out.

But in all these things know that when you come to Jesus He will pour the “water” of His presence on those hard places. He will refresh, and restore and gives you strength for your journey. He will give you renewed vision, direction and a fresh start.

Do not remember the former thing, nor consider the things of old…behold I will do a new thing”. (Isaiah 43:18)

Today know that He has a plan for your life far above what you could ever ask for or dream of. If you reach out and take a hold of Jesus He will just keep on amazing and surprising you with His goodness and love. (Ephesians 3:20).

If you are saying I need a fresh start;  I am tired, disappointed, disgruntled, bored or feeling lost, know that you are in the ideal place to receive from God. Because when we are “thirsty” that is when He says, “I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground. I will pour My spirit on your descendants, And my blessing on your offspring”. (Isaiah 44:3-4)

God is doing a new thing, and He wants you to discover it. Just open up the door of your heart and let Him in.

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Revelation 3:20).

Prayer: Lord I open up my heart and let you in; Forgive me, cleanse me, do a new thing in me. Fill me up Holy Spirit with rivers of living water. I ask for your abundant life to be poured into me. In Jesus Name. Amen

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