Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19)
5 months and 10 days.
The time frame between this post and my last post submitted on July 12, 2016.
What does it mean to be revived?
Restore to life or consciousness; to give new strength or energy to.
What a powerful definition. When something is revived it does not return to its former state; rather, it is endowed with new strength, new power, and new energy not necessarily originating from its former state.
My favorite characteristic of the word revive is the list of synonyms.
I don’t know about you, but something in me is being revived by simply typing the list of synonyms.
5 months and 12 days of sulking, procrastinating, and waiting.
That equals roughly 162 days of my life that I can never get back.
I entered this year with high hopes and dreams of accomplishing goals buried deep in my heart, but distraction, disillusionment, and at times despair stopped me in my tracks.
This morning I could hear the Holy Spirit telling me to just start writing. Do not wait to set another goal, do not wait for the perfect time, and definitely do not wait until the dawning of the new year. Just make a decision to start writing today and do it!
Today, I cannot offer grand words to explain the how’s and why’s of disappointments and seemingly unclear cluttered pathways of your destined purpose. Nor can I offer explanations for the how’s and why’s of fading passions and seemingly fleeting pursuits. However, I can offer you a word of life that brought me back to my laptop around my kitchen table, “start today, just do it”.
I was once told by a woman of God whom I sought prayer and direction from that God would lead me as I went. Seventeen years later those words still echo truth. God leads as we go. As long as we remain at a standstill, for whatever reason, His leading and direction is also still. As soon as we make the choice to go, do, start, begin again, He also moves, directs, guides, and revives our choice.
I’ve heard it over and over and over again, “You are not waiting on God, God is waiting on you!”.
Today, be endowed with a new energy, a new strength, a new consciousness that will propel you into the new year with vision and purposeful action that will be the life breath (fuel) for the vision God has placed in your heart. Revival will not return you to your former state, but to a state never before seen.
Behold, He is doing a new thing in you today! Do you not perceive it?
Allow His revival to take place in your life by taking the action step I believe the Holy Spirit has already spoken to your heart.
But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. (1 Peter 2:9)
Called According to His Purpose,