The Lord Be With You Today!
See, I am doing a new thing!
(The Lord tells us to look forward through His plan
and past our current situation
because He is always at work in us,
doing something entirely new and different in our life.
We are no longer confined to the status-quo,
because He has redeemed us from our chains of sin
and attitudes of self-sufficiency and independence from Him.
Today, the Lord brings newness and life to us,
a work that is entirely His work and His doing in us.)
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
(Just as the seed that bursts forth in spring
must first have died and been buried in the ground,
so what the Lord is bursting forth in us
comes out of the plantings of hardship, burial, and dormancy.
This new thing, this new planting, is barely seen and fragile at first.
Only after we see it and watch the Lord tend it to make it grow
do we really take in the magnificence
of what the Lord has grown in us and for us.
Then we carefully nurture what the Lord is doing in us
and listen for His still, small Voice the garden of our life.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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