Monday, 14 October 2013

Snapshots From The Bible WK 41~ Revelation 21:5 God makes all things new


 

Revelation 21:5 

‘And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.’
During recent meditation the words,’ Behold, I make all things new,’ literally sprang into my mind. It was the first time I have encountered words in this situation that are not derived directly from my thoughts, but as an answer or response TO my thoughts. The question that had been in my mind earlier, related to some underlying fears that have been re-presenting themselves, despite my own efforts to drown them. The logical mind comes up with solutions enabling a temporary way of re-focusing however this statement quenches the flames of anxiety.
Whatever situation we are in, God can make it new. We may have to go through a period where it is necessary for us to be cleansed and set free from our present situation, and this can occasionally be a proper demolition job- you might lose your employment, home, friends, have to move states, or undergo another form of drastic change to arrive at the next destination in life. Sometimes our job is simply to sit tight and roll with life until the, ‘caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis’ is complete!
Sometimes God helps makes us new. We develop new beliefs, habits or an entirely different way of life- maybe we have friends or family who need to undergo this change. We can be distressed about a person and focus on what we want for them and sometimes the change will come about in a very surprising manner. How many terrible teens turn into highly responsible adults having caused their parents a horrendous amount of worry?
We are assured that everything can be made new and every minute of the day is a new minute, a new opportunity. All we have to do is claim God’s promises and maintain our faith in times of trouble- and please remember, there will be times when our faith weakens, but provided we recognise this and get back on track, all will work out for the best in the end.

Jaz McKenzie

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