Something New details logo Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:12 AM GMT+1
Click here to sign up. Home Our Daily Bread The Good Seed The Word for Today Reset Password
Christian Chat Room General Chat Room Trending Scriptures Expounded
 

Something New

Something New details logo Our Daily Bread - Saturday, February 13, 2021
by RBC Ministries
Details
Something New

Bible in a Year: Leviticus 14, Matthew 26:51–75

See, I am doing a new thing! . . . I am making . . . streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:19

Today's Scripture & Insight: Isaiah 43:14–21

Farming is difficult in areas that lack fresh water. To help solve this problem, the Seawater Greenhouse company has created something new: “cooling houses” in Somaliland, Africa, and other countries with similar climates. Cooling houses use solar pumps to drizzle saltwater over walls made of corrugated cardboard. As the water moves down each panel, it leaves its salt behind. Much of the remaining fresh water evaporates inside the structure, which becomes a humid place where fruit and vegetable crops can flourish.

Through the prophet Isaiah, God promised to do a “new thing” as He provided “streams in the wasteland” for ancient Israel (Isaiah 43:19). This new thing contrasted with the old thing He had done to rescue His people from the Egyptian army. Remember the Red Sea account? God wanted His people to recall the past but not let it overshadow His current involvement in their lives (v. 18). He said, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness” (v. 19).

While looking to the past can bolster our faith in God’s provision, living in the past can blind us to all the fresh work of God’s Spirit today. We can ask God to show us how He’s currently moving—helping, remaking, and sustaining His people. May this awareness prompt us to partner with Him to meet the needs of others, both near and far.

By: Jennifer Benson Schuldt

Reflect & Pray
What new thing is God doing in your life? How is He using you to touch others’ lives and help make the world a better place?


Dear God, I praise You as the living One who constantly does new things. Help me to trust You to meet my changing needs.
Our Daily Bread daily devotional - Something New - February 13, 2021 - RBC Ministries





 


Views: 184  Replies: 0
 



For enquiries, notifications and ad placement send mail to dailydevotionalsonline@gmail.com
Copyright 2012 - 2021 All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy || Terms & Conditions