For many of us, "new things" and changes are met with a measure of trepidation. We like the familiar. However, an affinity for the status quo can leave us in a stagnant place. Remember Lot's wife in Genesis 19? As she and her family were fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah to the new place, "new thing", God had prepared for them, she could not resist looking back to the former things. She missed the move of God. She missed the new thing.
As God is inviting us to experience and be a part of a new thing, we must resolve that whatever is behind us or in our past can never be compared to what our Father is presently doing.
Father, thank you for the new things you are doing. Help me to embrace this newness. Thank you for the miracles that you are performing in my life--making ways in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Give me spiritual eyes to perceive the panorama of what is springing up in my life, my family, my home. Help me to not ruminate and dwell on the past--I want to experience the new thing! In Jesus' name, Amen.