God used Elizabeth to open up my eyes to a whole new world of color, excitement, and new. She introduced me to new foods. I ate asparagus, zucchini noodles, and pesto sauce on my cheese bread for the first time in 28 years. I have grown to like the organic side of life. She introduced me to...
Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If this is true, I see many people living insane lives. As I look over my life I see many things that I have done and still do that are insane. I am still a work in progress. Progress of course being the key word. God on the other hand, when I study His character in the Bible, is the opposite of insanity. He is creative. He loves new things (Isaiah 43:19). He is a God who loves progress and transformation and dislikes conformity. God is so large. The riches of His beauty, love, mercy, and wealth is unmeasurable. We could spend all of eternity looking at God and never get bored. Everytime He is looked upon new beauties are discovered (Revelation 4:8).
Since we all were created in God’s image and likeness, our lives should reflect this creative, new, transformative nature of God. We should not allow the devil to conform us into a simple, dull life where our mentality is “this is my lot in life,” or “whatever will be will be.” No, God desires for our lives to be filled with luster and beauty. He has new for us to see, experience, and enjoy. He wants to do a new thing in all of our lives. He desires to bring transformation to our lives. In Romans chapter 12 and verse 2, the Bible says,
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
God’s amazing will for our lives is proving when we allow Him to bring transformation to our lives. Transformation is defined as a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. God is a master potter and we are the clay on His potter’s wheel. As long as we remain pliable in His hands, on His wheel, He can continue to mold and shape us into the beautiful vessel He longs for us to become. Being pliable is us submitting to His word and embracing the new things He wants to do in and through us.
Before I married my wife Elizabeth, my life was pretty simple. Much of what I did was insane. I ate the same foods, hung out with the same few people, listen to the sam music, wore the same clothes, and the list of same and simple goes on and on. Come to think about it. I was kind of boring. God used Elizabeth to open up my eyes to a whole new world of color, excitement, and new. She introduced me to new foods. I ate asparagus, zucchini noodles, and pesto sauce on my cheese bread for the first time in 28 years. I have grown to like the organic side of life. She introduced me to skinny jeans and long T’s. I traded in my Georgia boots for Timberlands. My hair style has changed 3 times in 3 years. I have met new people and experienced new cities and cultures. She has added a little spice to my life. I thank God for working through her to bring transformation and new to my life.
As we we enter into a new year I want to encourage you to allow the Holy Spirit to bring new to you. God desires to do a new thing in and through your life this year. You are not too old or too young for God to give you new ideas, fresh vision, and a new start. Ask God today to bring transformation to your life and He will give you the desires of your heart!
God bless you,