Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old
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
(Isaiah 43 v 18-19))
As we begin the journey into a new year the old year is becoming a part of the past with its victories and defeats, challenges and testimonies, its highs and lows.
With each New Year God gives us fresh direction and the year 2018 holds seeds that will completely reposition and realign us with regards to God’s purposes for our lives.
We are entering a year in which God is calling for a totally new level of commitment which will have the effect of catapulting us to levels of service we have never experienced before.
In 2018 God is not just asking us to improve upon what we may have done in the previous year but he is asking for something completely new which will place us at a new level in our knowledge and experience in him.
It is a challenge to move from putting new wine into old wineskins to changing the wineskins so that the new wine can be preserved (Mark 2 v 21)It is a challenge to let the seed die so that a new plant can sprout and grow and bud and flower and bear fresh new fruit (John 12 v 24).It is a challenge to totally let go of the restrictions of the past to embrace a brand new way of living which is fully conformable to the perfect will of God (Romans 12 v 1-2) In summary God is calling us to a radical rebranding of our relationship with him (2 Corinthians 5 v 17)