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Brand New Things

I have met a lot of people that like brand new things.There are a couple of Scriptures that came to my mind when I thought about new things.

Isaiah 43:19 (KJV),  “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” &

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV),  “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Okay so it’s easy for me to think about new beginnings right now because the websites I had been working on for years needed some change. I had to ask an experienced web builder for a new way to work on the websites because the hosting plans were changing.

The web builder told me I should download info from the old websites and choose a new program.

I sort of wanted things to continue the way they had been going. Isn’t that usually the easiest way to do things? I really wasn’t prepared for making more adjustments.

I know change can be good but I was not fully ready for the new web building experience. I definitely wasn’t delighted when I discovered that the web builder that was helping missed saving all of the photos from the old websites. Because those photos were not stored I can not add them to the new webpages.

UGH! Yes, I wrote that. I wasn’t happy to find out that some of the old photos may be lost in cyberspace forever or they may have been deleted for eternity.

Some times we get excited about change and then we complain when we discover exactly what it means to go through the things we must endure to have change come forth.

“BEHOLD, I WILL DO A NEW THING & IT SHALL SPRING FORTH.”

One thing I am sure of is that it doesn’t do any good to say, “UGH!!” too long. Dwelling on the things that have been lost or the things that are behind us is not a good thing unless you think about how God caused all those things to work together for good.

God gave the Israelites a new path to walk on. He helped deliver them from their captivity. He blessed them in many mighty ways. He set them free from their slavery. BUT the people of Israel complained.

They forgot the many things God had done for them and they started to long for the things of the past. I have read those Bible stories then gotten angry at the people who quickly forgot all that God had done for them. Some of the people actually talked about how they longed for the place where they had been.

Thankfully the good Lord helps some of us read the Biblical stories and learn how we can apply the Spiritual lessons to our own lives. I talked with another Christian woman about how quickly I realize that I could easily become as bad as those ungrateful people I just wrote about if I don’t ask God to forgive me for the UGH moments and pray that God will show me how to move forward to receive the new things he has in store for me.

The other woman I talked with told me she has similar feelings when she reads about the sinful ways we find other people have acted. We could become like them if we don’t humble ourselves and pray asking God to help us react to circumstances his way.

Let’s walk with God doing what we know is right.

Let’s stop complaining about what we once had and start looking forward to what the future holds for us.

Put a smile on your face & allow the love of Jesus to flow through your heart.

Written by Elizabeth Wolfe 2/19/2020