One of the things I’m most thankful for with God is the opportunity for new starts. When I taught at a Christian school we called them “do-overs.” Every day is a new day with God. Life got crazy the past couple of months, in some very good ways. But now it’s time for a new start (again) on this blog.
Often when people think about a new start with God, this verse comes to mind:
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ~ Lamentations 3:22
There’s nothing wrong with this verse. It is because of God’s great compassion that we can have a new start with Him whenever we want. When I think of a new start, often I think of this verse:
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. ~ Isaiah 43:19
Sometimes I don’t even know I need a new start. Or I’m off doing my own thing, not looking for God. This verse reminds me to look around in my life and notice what God is up to. It reminds me that He brings new life and refreshes the dry desert times.
Whichever verse(s) I read, if I will just read His Word, that in itself brings new life! In closing, a quote from Janet Petersen (A Book of Yes):
“You constantly refill the me You made with daily beginnings. So various are Your gifts to me, I am breathless to arrange them all… But You blow LIFE into my little projects, and my hand — held by Yours — can shape things well — sometimes.” (pg. 86-87)
It’s time to create with God. Write with God. Walk with God.