New Beginnings

Do not call to mind the former things,
Or ponder things of the past.
Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.
The beasts of the field will glorify Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I have given waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My chosen people.
The people whom I formed for Myself
Will declare My praise.


Isaiah 43:18-21

3 Replies to “New Beginnings”

  1. Pastor Jonathan,
    This series is wonderful and timely as we all begin our New Year in Christ and desire to truly know His Word
    so that it will allow us to abide in Christ. We have not been able to talk face to face recently, as Jacob isn’t at Moorlands, but home schooling this year with me. Joy Mock mentioned that she listened to your talk at the Veteran’s Day Assembly and was very moved by your presentation. I want you to know how much I enjoy your authenticity every Sunday. May this year be one where I can be more authentic, too. I have been reading the Gospel of Mark in my Quiet Time and have learned how Mark talks often of the power of Christ to immediately change and heal people who needed it. This past year I have needed healing in many levels. You are very gifted in public speaking and preaching the Word of God with power and conviction. God bless you, Jonathan, for not being ashamed of the Gospel, plain and simple. For it is the power unto salvation and so many people in our area are starving for the hope & love only Jesus Christ offers to all people.

    I love this study of Romans because it really is important for us as Believers to identify with who we are , dead to sin, but alive in Christ. I am memorizing this passage this week and wish I had a Smart phone, but the “Amish” index card is alive & well used here at the Larson Home school. God bless you on the retreat with the NSB Ministry Management Team.

    Praying that you all are refreshed, Susan Larson

    1. Susan, thanks for replying to this post about “new beginnings.” I love the reality that God gives us fresh starts and new beginnings. This has been one of my favorite passages of Scriptures to remind me of God’s new, great, and amazing grace. I’m praying for God’s love and grace to fill you and the Larson home this year!

  2. Needed to read this right now. So much of our life feels like a dusty dessert (which may be why my latest post is titled “dust”) and if we walked on sight or feelings right now we would be overwhelmed. We need to remember that God is faithful, even when life is a mess. God has new things in store and we are excited to see how He turns our dust into something beautiful.

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