Guess what? I’m actively and willingly reading books! I never liked reading books. I was always slow, because I got easily distracted and it would take me much longer to read one page than it would take someone else. Also my reading comprehension wasn’t the best. So, it never really intrigued me to pick up a book. But now it has become part of my daily routine. I start my morning with prayer, one chapter out of the bible, two devotionals on the Bible App and 3-4 pages out of a book I’m reading. A book that would educate me and allow me to grow closer to God. The book I’m currently reading is There Is More by Brian Houston and out of many highlighting pieces, I would like to share a bit about one of them. But first, the following verse and a piece of my heart & mind.
Isaiah 43:19 [NLT] — “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
If you have been following my journey so far, you know I’ve been through some changes, challenges and redirections. I’ve also shared my words of the year 2022, which were Zero Tolerance. My words of this year are Flourishment and Fruitfulness. I’ve cleaned my field and God has planted His seeds. And as I continue to work the ground, water it and protect the germinated seeds, God shines on His nature and allows His creation to grow. Flourishment and Fruitfulness.
“The new thing — the God thing — brings life where there was none. The new thing, just like the sunrise, shines light on our comfort. It exposes the dust on the ground and begs us to wash the windows” –“It enables us to open our eyes and see something monotonous with fresh life and new colors, to rid our hearts of cobwebs and our souls of stagnation.”
— Brian Houston
These seeds came out of darkness, uncertainties and the unknown as they were covered by the dirt. But God made a way where there seemed to be no way. From everything these seeds have known and grown in, God showed something new. A new way of life and a platform to grow on where there is much more and far beyond I could have ever imagined. But wait, there is much more! This is not the end. My seeds and I only just germinated. So this is only the beginning! And I “can’t” wait to see the new, to walk the ways in the wilderness and swim in the rivers of the dry wasteland allowing the current to take me to wherever it pleases. I am in awe and in great expectations as I wait and work for God to do as only He can do.
As Xavier Omär beautifully and perfectly sings to Jesus in Not In LA..
You make ways in the wilderness.