10 new things God is doing this year

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”   Isaiah 43:19

 

I am doing something new

It’s not been done before

I am doing something new

It’s not what you expect

I am doing something new

It’s not in secret code

I am plain

I am clear

I am true

I am direct

I am faithful

I am God

I’m doing something new

It’s going to be fun

I’m doing something new

It’s what I’ve called you to

I’m doing something new

It’s fulfilling your dreams

I am plain

I am clear

I am true

I am direct

I am faithful

I am God

We are already in February and before we know it the year will have flown by.  I know I need to be intensional and purposeful about things every day or I can get lost in details and tasks.

 

At the beginning of a new year we also tend to look back and think about how can we do the same things better? But, what if God wanted you to look forward and see a totally new thing He was doing? What if God has been clear, plain and direct? What if what God wants to do is fun and right in front of you?

 

God wants to tell us what He is doing so we can agree in prayer and declare.  In order to declare something we need to know God’s heart on it first. Sometimes you won’t have any physical evidence that God is doing it. You have to hear Him (as He declares it to you) and then you say it in faith. Sometimes God deposits this “thing” in your heart. You may think it’s a hope or a dream. But, it’s God’s voice.  Is 42 says, “Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

 

Here are some suggestions of places to look and find God’s newest creative work.

 

  1. What great new character trait do you see developing in your child?
  2. Is there a new woman you’ve met that God would ask you to love on?
  3. What new skill can you work on?
  4. Is there a totally new idea you should write about?
  5. What new passion are you seeing birthed in your husband?
  6. What dreams are you waiting on and what can you do to make a step toward them?
  7. What new recipe can you try?
  8. Is there a new place can you explore? (with your kids or alone)
  9. What new verse or promise does God want you to hold on to this year?
  10. Is there a new ministry you should support?

 

At the beginning of this new year, take time to sit in quiet and ask God what new thing He is doing. During the day look with His eyes and see in the Spirit His wonderful handiwork. He is the master creator and is always creating. It’s so beautiful!

 

Share what new thing God is encouraging you to see in 2013.

Jill Monaco

Jill Monaco

Jill Monaco is the Founder of Jill Monaco Ministries, a nonprofit organization committed to loving people the way Jesus loves. She is a popular speaker, blogger and the publisher and editor-in-chief of Single Matters magazine, an online webzine for Christian singles over 30. She has a passion to inspire others to have an intimate relationship with God. Her desire is for them to live intentional lives empowered by the knowledge of who they are in Christ, and walking with authority in the sphere of influence He has entrusted to them. She is known for captivating audiences with her high-energy, humorous approach to life’s serious issues. Her faith-filled and transparent stories encourage listeners to become all that God has created and redeemed them to be. Jill has been featured on “LIFE Today” with James and Betty Robison and spoken to audiences of thousands. Her career includes 20 years as a professional stage and TV actor, a talent agent, and 10 years in Christian ministry that included leading worship and directing the artist relations and events program for a mission agency. Jill lives in Texas and blogs at A Grace Journey at www.jillmonaco.com. You may also follow her on Twitter @jillmonaco or Facebook.

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  • http://www.larawilliams.org LARA GIBSON WILLIAMS

    Encouraging, Jill. God is up to something new. So often we get stuck in the old and miss the door He’s opening in front of us. May we have his vision today.

  • DEBBIE (A MILLION SKIES)

    Hi Jill! I was so inspired by your post today that I had to answer your questions on my own blog! I wanted to share them with you, so here you go:)
    http://www.a-million-skies.com/2013/02/looking-forward-not-behind.html

  • http://alwaysalleluia.com/ KRIS CAMEALY

    So encouraging. Yes! He is doing a new thing–here’s to embracing whatever it is without fear or hesitation. may our fear be bigger than our faith! ;)

  • http://ErikaDawson.com/ ERIKA DAWSON

    There is value in looking at the past, giving us perspective for the future, but not if we get stuck there and allow the past to keep us from looking ahead! Encouraging reminder!

  • http://www.amylearns.com/ AMY TILSON

    I just printed this out so I can have it handy. Thank you for the encouragement and a new reminder of what I’ve been telling myself since the beginning of the year.

  • http://www.purposefulhomemaker.com KRISTIN

    Love this! So encouraging!