Last fall as I sat pondering the months ahead, I knew they would be difficult. I knew I would soon say goodbye to my dear sister. After one of the final conversations we shared, I felt the Lord speak to me. I sensed He was letting me know that I would be experiencing a lot of “new” in my life. That early November evening, I was thoughtful about how I might see God anew, how I might see His beauty, His love, His care-even if the new was not easy.
And, as I prayed, I felt like this was not just for me. That our good God wants to reveal Himself to each of us in beautiful and new ways. He wants to show Himself to us. We need this friends. We need to see more of who God is, and we need to acknowledge Him in the “everyday” and “beautiful new” of our lives. We need to know Him.
Reading the story of Joshua, I get encouraged knowing that God guided him, stayed with him, encouraged him, and strengthened him – and, He did this in a season that was new to Joshua. Here is a little snippet:
“Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. But keep a distance of about two thousand cubits between you and the ark; do not go near it.” Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” Joshua 3:4-5
What new is God showing you to embrace? How will you charter unknown territory?
Cheryl Lee Davis.