As God's family (the Nation of Israel) struggled with taking God for granted, enjoying slipping into their temptations and neglecting God and His mission, God interrupted them with a hopeful, circumstance changing message through Isaiah.
"See, I am doing a new thing." Isa 43:19
Last Sunday, I had the privilege to share five of God's dreams for His family; five new things God wants to do in us. This year are you going to let God do these DREAMs in you?
Discover where you are stuck.
Isa 43: 22-24 “Yet you have not called on me, Jacob, you have not wearied yourselves for me, Israel. You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored me with your sacrifices... You have not bought any fragrant calamus for me, or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your offenses."
Remember who you are in Christ.
Isa 43:1 “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
Eyes on God to catch His new thing for today.
Isa 43:19-20 "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise."
Act in Faith.
Isa 43:2-3 "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior."
Make God known.
Isa 43:8-13 God said, “Bring out the people who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf. Gather the nations together! Assemble the peoples of the world! Which of their idols has ever foretold such things? Which can predict what will happen tomorrow? Where are the witnesses of such predictions? Who can verify that they spoke the truth? “But you are my witnesses, O Israel!”
These DREAMs of God are daily. Are you letting God live out His DREAMs in you today, tomorrow and every day?
If so, you will never be the same and others will experience Jesus Christ through you. Are you ready for God's DREAMs in 2016?
Praying for you to team up with God to enhance this world.