New Things

How do you prepare for something new?
From what I’ve observed, the answer to that question largely depends on the nature of the “new” object or change.
For instance, buying a “new” car may require cleaning the garage or new family rules about eating in the “new” car. Yet, buying a new outfit may require losing weight or tossing out a worn-out garment. This seems logical when the “new” is material. But what happens when the “new” is spiritual.
For instance, if you are feeling the Lord prepare you for another level, how do you personally get ready for that? How do you prepare for growth?
Well, I can tell you how that doesn’t happen. It doesn’t happen watching the latest episode of your favorite reality television show. It doesn’t happen gabbing on the phone with your BFF about the latest fashion trends and things posted by TMZ.
It does happen when we will set aside time to be alone with God. It does happen when we study our Bible. It does happen when we actively participate in the teachings and trainings about God that may be offered through our local church. Growth can happen if you/we will position yourself/ourselves to be near the Living Water. God’s truths will take root in your/our heart and given the proper attention and maintenance, they will flourish.
I’m preparing for something “new” in my spirit life. I don’t want to become so stagnated that I become a pool of standing water, infested with bug larvae. Umm…that’s gross.  Instead, I want to stay fresh, and current. A vessel that God can use for His glory. So, I’m getting closer to Him by reading and studying His Word. I’m preparing for a new season. And even as I prepare, I am excited to see where this will go – how it will twist and turn. I can’t see that far down the road and tomorrow is not promised, but I trust God. Cheers to “new” things!
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