A New Thing

Jordan River

While in Israel a few years back, I was baptized in the Jordan River. I had been baptized many years ago after making the decision to follow Christ. So why was I being baptized again? First, I wanted the experience of being baptized in the same river as Jesus. Secondly, I wanted the baptism to reflect my anticipation that God was about to do “a new thing” in my life.

Anticipation can be a good thing or a not so good thing, depending on your view. It can produce anxiety or excitement. In my case, the anticipation was the good kind. God was up to something.

Launching this blogsite and releasing our first book no doubt are part of the “new thing.” But I sense there is more to come. My hands are wide open.

Where are your hands? Wide open or shut tight? Finger by finger, may we let go of our clinched fists and open wide our hands to the One who can do a “new thing” in our lives.

Isaiah 43:19 tells us: “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.”

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  1. Thanks Saundria for a reminder of a favorite verse in Isaiah! I am in-between empty nest and pre-grandchildren, and I have sensed for some time that God is “up to something.” He has given me the privilege of being a part of a prayer group to launch an evening women’s BSF – Bible Study Fellowship Class in our area. The journey requires persistence, and patience, but watching God put the pieces together in His perfect way and His prefect timing is exhilarating, and I would not want to be anywhere else in the world than right in the middle of it all! What Joy!

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