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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Inspired by . . . the Hope of His Coming Vol. 8

 

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A Psalm. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things:

his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. The LORD hath made known his salvation:

his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel:

all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth:

make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.

Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth:

with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity. (Psa 98:1-9 KJV)

 

 

I have a confession to make.

2014 has been a hard year.

Emotionally taxing and exhausting, we’ve dealt with some tough things this year, that will continue to play out and impact the rest of our lives.

I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to the new year more than I am this year.  And yet when my friend Lisa first mentioned her one word for 2015 (she hasn’t revealed it yet!), I thought, “Already? We’re doing that again?” I was determined not to even think about it until after Christmas - - if you’ve been around here much you know I like to savor the seasons.

But God . . . .

I’m talking about new today because that is what God has laid on my heart. This is the HOPE He has given me for 2015.

 

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?

I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
(Isa 43:19 KJV)

 

Although God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, He is all about NEW! He may remain the same, but He changes us and our circumstances. Can I get an Amen and Hallelujah! I, for one, am so thankful that He doesn’t leave me in my pitiful, wretched state. Not only has He redeemed me from my state of sin, but He carries me through the wilderness and makes rivers in the desert. The locusts have descended. 2014 is lost, but the Lord has promised to redeem that which has been eaten.

 

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, (Joe 2:25 KJV)

 

Our scripture today is a prophetic Psalm. It points to the coming kingdom of the Messiah. The establishment of it, and the bringing of the Gentiles {unless you are a Jew, then this means you!} into it. Will you sing it with me? this new song unto the Lord. A song of redeeming Love.

A song of praise for the marvelous things He has done – the more we learn and understand about God the more we know this to be true.  Praise Him for the conquests He has won – our Lord has gotten victory over Satan! Praise Him for the discoveries He has made known - the victories He has won, He has revealed to us through His Son. Praise Him for the extent of this discovery - revealed to Gentile and Jew alike. Praise Him for the fulfillment of the prophecies and promises of the Old Testament!

 

Behold

 

How about you, is there room in your life

for God to do something new?

Do you welcome Him?

 

Blessings,

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5 comments:

  1. I was just reflecting yesterday on how I am ready for a new year. I am so grateful for how God carried us through a year of the military being such a big part of our life but I am ready to see what He has for us in a year with everyone in THIS country. :) At BSF this week the lecture included these words, "God's work is far reaching, from the past, to the present and into the future." It reminds me of how He is in all the details of our lives . . . always working. And what He is doing in and through us right now matters.
    You and your family are in my prayers.
    Love you.
    xoxo

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  2. I, too have had a pretty rough year. I can relate to your feelings of wanting to just get the year over with and start new. Thank you for sharing the beautiful promises--especially Isaiah 43:19--I live in the desert, and it's so easy for me to imagine and ponder a river in the desert and all that that means--but most of all, the beauty that it implies. Any time the desert receives rain, it is stored for just the right combination of sunshine and daylight and just when you least expect it--something will bloom--profusely and rapidly. This year, it was the evening primroses that carpeted the barren desert. Next year, it might be the cacti. One never knows for sure--but one can always count on beauty arising for barrenness--in God's time.

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  3. Good and encouraging post! There have been some changes for the better in my life this year, and I am looking forward to what the Lord has planned for me in this coming year.

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  4. yes, yes, this has been a most difficult year. most of our trials we don't share online out of respect for the other souls involved.

    but through it all, God has been faithful, so faithful. and He is so absolutely worthy of our praise! and it's no sacrifice to do so.

    comfort and joy, sweet friend. you have been such a fine companion through these months ...

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  5. I am grateful that each morning is new and that He gives us fresh dew from which to absorb. The stresses of our daily lives mount up and the add those of this world's and we are in overwhelm. I am thankful for our God of mercy and grace. Visiting from Renewed Daily. That blog title is exactly what we each need every morning.

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