The Lord Be With You Today!
"and new things I declare;
(Just as the Lord declared to Israel through Isaiah
that He would orchestrate future events
that would set Israel free from oppression and exile
and return them to their land,
today He is also declaring new things for us,
freedom from oppression, freedom from exile,
freedom from a place of brokenness and sin,
and a return to a place where we dwell in Him,
a place where His salvation brings redemption to all the places of need in us.
Today, He is guiding us into new territory,
new adventures of spiritual growth and maturity.)
before they spring into being I announce them to you."
(The original language here refers to imagery associated with germinating seeds
and the growth that begins before we ever see any outward result.
He assures us here that even before we see any possible future need
or any possible connection of today’s events to potential future needs,
He will cause things to happen in this world
far before they are seen as needed or desired.
In our personal lives, before we even know we have need,
before we even perceive what direction the future may take,
He already has it all well in hand!
What a powerful and comforting reminder!
And so we will know that it is He Who brings these new places into existence in our life,
He declares the future before it happens and causes it to spring forth
in ways that He Himself divinely directs and implements.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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