“Behold, I’m doing a new thing” that’s a line in one of our songs but more importantly it’s derived from a beautiful scripture in the book of Isaiah. The actual scripture says “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19. This scripture has followed me around for the past three or so years and only now am I just beginning to understand that a new thing is not a small thing and it’s not just a thing, but is full of and surrounded by God’s own presence. This thing will reveal His character in a way that the world has never seen or known before. This thing will turn the world upside down.
Just think about it – making a road or even a small path in a forest isn’t child’s play, nor is witnessing flowing rivers in the dry hot desert a common feature in this world. That’s a big bold promise God has made and because He’s made it, there should be no doubt that it shall come to pass. On a personal level as well as corporately there is a shift that God is moving us towards and the last thing we want is to miss out – our lives depend on it. Please don’t think I’m trying to rattle you, but this thing just dawned on me in such a profound way and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it, but who can actually wrap their head around God. He says “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9. Well I guess that sums it up very nicely – we cannot fathom the great ideas and plans God hints at as we sojourn along the road to eternal life, but we can trust that they are “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give us a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.
When God makes that road in the wilderness and sets rivers flowing in the deserts know that it will be great an event indeed. How that will look is the element of surprise and I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to His glory being revealed more to us. I’m looking forward to a fresh anointing which will bring revival and restoration to God’s people. I’m looking forward to new revelation of His word and His will for us. While I wait, I am certain of two things, that it won’t just be another thing, but it will be a new thing that we’ve never seen or known before; and sacrifices must be made in order to be lined up with His will during this season of preparation. I encourage you as well to seek Him in this time and ask Him to reveal to you what you need to let go of.