Brian C Houston

1 February 2019

Are you ready for God to a do new thing in your life? Are you ready to behold His power, love and grace in your life?

Throughout Scripture, we are given truths and promises of God’s ability to supersede the difficulty of life’s circumstances and perform the impossible on our behalf. And, specifically in Isaiah 43, we’re given an incredible passage to build our faith on …

“I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.” Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea And a path through the mighty waters …

“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (verses 15-16, 18-19, NKJV)

Notice the word behold. I love this word because it means to “stand in awe and be amazed.” And the Bible is filled with beholds.

From the parting of the Red Sea, to the destruction of the walls of Jericho, to the raising of Lazarus, to the resurrection of Jesus – we are given the opportunity over and over again to behold the goodness, the majesty, the love and the power of our God.

Because of this, and the fact that God is true to His Word and He will be true to it in your life, the question of life becomes not, “Can God do it?” but instead, “What are you beholding?”

Do you believe God’s Word? Do you expect Him to move? What dreams and desires, hopes and miracles, prayers and petitions has He placed in your heart today?

Always remember that when it comes to God’s purpose in your life, He can do it; He makes all things possible.

New roads to freedom, new rivers of supply, new mountaintop moments of victory – nothing is too difficult for Him. So don’t underestimate the amazing things God has placed in you and what they can become when they spring forth.

2 Corinthians 5:17 testifies of the new thing God has begun in each of our lives and is continuing to do …

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (NKJV).

The truth is, we become what we behold. And if the eyes of your heart are set fully on the face of God, then that is where the new and miraculous – the WOW – is going to come from. That is the place from where your “stand in awe and be amazed” moments will come.

The key is to walk by faith, not by what you see.

Even if obstacles seem too great and discouragement is weighing heavily on your soul, take heart today. The mistakes in your past don’t have to define your future. The troubles of your today don’t have to limit the blessings in your tomorrow.

Start expecting new roads of opportunity, new possibilities, unusual miracles and new horizons, even if you don’t see how it could happen. Even now, I believe God is opening up new heights from where you will have an amazing perspective to see what He is doing. As Habakkuk 1:5 declares …

“Look among the nations and watch—be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you” (NKJV).