Faith Walk 1/7/21

Pastor Billy Register
Posted 1/6/21

Many of us thought 2020 was a year where we would see clearly. Things seemed to be going well. A robust economy, low unemployment, more disposable income. We were free to move from place to place as …

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Faith Walk 1/7/21

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Many of us thought 2020 was a year where we would see clearly. Things seemed to be going well. A robust economy, low unemployment, more disposable income. We were free to move from place to place as we saw fit. Then, in what seemed like a moment, everything changed.

From a world-wide pandemic, civil unrest, calls for social and racial justice to an election season that was tumultuous. What happened to our 20/20 vision in 2020?

We should challenge ourselves to look forward, not behind. God operates in the present and future. He is a God of the new.

God says: Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

This is consistent with the life mission and ministry of Jesus. When we accept Him as Savior and make Him Lord of our life, things look completely dif

17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

There are many stories in the scriptures where things that looked bleak or even hopeless, God did something new.

One is the story of Noah, despite ridicule and insurmountable odds, a new earth was brought to life. Remember Job, who lost everything including his children. But God “blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning”. (Job 42:12)

Or when the Jewish people returned from exile and rebuilt the temple. God specializes in new.

King David, who had some new beginnings in his life story, wrote so eloquently in one of the Psalms;

3 He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord. (Psalm 40:3)

So regardless of the challenges and difficulties of 2020, and for many of us they have been significant, remember God wants to do something new in your life in 2021.

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