February 5, 2008

Embracing the "New"

1Co 2:9 However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--

I was pondering this today well actually this morning because I feel as though the Lord is moving us into new places. With new places comes new things. "New" can be scary but if you walk by faith then you lean on the Lord and not your own ability. I certainly don't want to try to do anything on my own even though at times I feel as though I take the reins from the Lord. I have to learn to give them back and trust he can steer me better than I can.

New can look different to us and so we tend to judge new. But what would happen if we embraced new and instead of judging and took it before the Lord to prove it right? I know I am guilty of searching the scriptures to find fault rather than searching to find truth in the new. I want to be able to move past that and say just because I've never seen or heard that before doesn't mean it isn't from you Lord.

I have to be honest with you and tell you that I have made judgment on many people at my church because they were doing something new. I've had to repent many times because you know God has a sense of humor and starts using the new on me. All of a sudden the very thing I thought was the devil is actually the Lord revealing Himself in a new way. OOOPPS!

I feel as though a big change is on the way and I want my heart to be in the right place when it comes. "I don't want to be an expert in the old but a novice in the new." (quote from Pastor Dave)


TCC said...

Soooooooooo good!

This theme has been weaving its way through a lot of blogs (representing people). To embrace it we have to change our perspective on "new". Not easy, is it?!? But so much more rewarding - and free!

Classic MaMa said...

:) Preach it, my sister!

Livin' Life said...

Don't feel to bad I am guilty of it myself. I have to really quicken my heart when I start to judge the "new" things happening around me. Great post!!!!!!