Watching the ocean never grows old to me. When I need a quiet afternoon here in California, I'll drive to the beach and park myself on a cliff. There's something mesmerizing in the constant cycle... waves build on the horizon and rise as they approach the shoreline... I watch the process unfold as the white caps burst and roar with furious joy before melting back into the depths.
Life is like this: we go through seasons of stillness, even boredom, and then suddenly we see God stirring as a new thing approaches. The momentum builds, and we watch Him lead us into a season of fresh movement and growth.
I am leaning into that new season today... the beauty of watching God do new things, and the challenge of the “growing pains” that occur as we align with the new season. Like a new wave on the horizon, I feel God's call to different ministries and a fresh way of how things will play out in the new season. It's thrilling beyond words, and sometimes terrifying!
I'm sure you can relate to this place: sometimes a “new wave” is both exhilarating and challenging, right? We watch the new things grow on the horizon of our lives and develop into a fresh season. How reassuring is God's promise of steady help and encouragement during this process!
Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
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 43:18, 19
May you be encouraged and equipped for your new season! He is faithful to bring us everything we need as we embrace His plan for our lives!
Prayer: Father, help me to see what You are doing in my life, and receive the fresh wave of Your grace and love as I embrace every season You lead me to.