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. Isaiah 43:19
Well, the write 31 day Challenge is over, last year I did Not About Me November, and it’s still not, but I wanted to do something new, and there’s the verse. God is always doing new things, taking us further and deeper, calling us to His rest. Which is what I will be doing a lot of as we start approaching the holidays.
Don’t get me wrong, I intend to celebrate better than ever, for things to go smoother and be a lot more peaceful. Give up perfection? No, I’m just giving up stress and worry, people pleasing. I want His joy, His peace and His love, and His perfection. He is the only one who is perfect or why would have anything close to perfect.
His words, His ways, His thoughts, they are all perfect. He want us to have perfect peace but our minds have to be on Him. Isaiah 26:3 It’s not impossible to include Jesus in your day all day, the Holy Spirit is ever present. And He wants our souls to prosper, 3 John 1:2, and for us to be in good health. So we need Him ever present and always listening to the Spirit of wisdom and counsel.
So while we start thinking about Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful and look for Him to do new things, open new doors, close the wrong ones, make a way where there is none, streams in the desert, watch for things to bloom, yes, even as winter approaches, the spiritual aspect is in play. We can have a bountiful harvest and see the fruits ripen before us.
As I said, I will be resting a lot, you have no idea what I can get myself into. I need refreshing to pour out the blessing of words. So Something New November is about a mixture of posts that were meant for other series and were just left over at the end of the month, Some will be new, but there will be new as well because I am doing some rewrites. There will be an assortment, like a box of candy.
And then we will see where the Spirit leads us with Thanksgiving and Christmas. So God bless and let’s rest before the holidays get hectic. I want a peaceful Christmas myself, wrapped in His joy and love. Let’s be in prayer, and you know what? I am thinking about a fast, short three day one, just to open and unclutter my spirit, for it has been on overload lately. Will you pray about that too? I haven’t decided for sure.
Even just a meal a day, for three days or staying off social media. He appreciates it. But you have to do it with the right intentions and not for weight loss. He wants us to enjoy meals and feast on His goodness, but He sees hearts, believers should already have a new one, but like me, are you just overloaded? Don’t let the holidays add more of a load, let Jesus take it by casting cares over on Him. Let’s do something new, rest in His love. Rebecca Jones / Oleksander Pidvalnyi