Lately I have been waking up discombobulated. This confusion is coming from the things I’m supposed be worrying about ~ a list, to those who personally know me, that is quite extensive. But instead of reading and spending the rest of the day discussing this list, I make the choice of a little child: “Father, I trust in You. Please tell me today what You want me to do.”
At this point I hear a fresh word. It is amazing how wonderful this simple word is, because it is the key action that brings me ever closer to the fulfillment of His promises ~ those that will completely settle all of the worries that have been troubling my life.
Fresh words that are obeyed are the tiny promises that bring the joy of waiting towards ultimate ecstasy ~ like an expectant mother preparing the room for her coming child. This kind of joy is so refreshing that it cannot be compared to any other human experience.
Faith is never measured by weight or substance. Instead, it is like the catalyst of a little yeast that leavens the whole loaf. But of course for it to work, it must be fresh. This always occurs when I mentally rehearse tiny little verifiable miracles that have happened in my life. As I find myself replaying these personally experienced wonders of God, suddenly new words compass my heart ~ and invigorating freshness bursts forth for today. Oh, what a wonder the spiritual dynamic is!
Yes, nothing can compare to the fresh life of today, as Christ is expressed in our obedience to His daily word. This freshness makes every day springtime! I believe we are about to enter into a fresh New Renaissance: new fresh inventions, new fresh art, new fresh movies ~ new everything! When transformations like these happen, it is usually referred to as a new birth. But when it occurs to such a magnitude that it affects an entire society ~ it is called a Renaissance.