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The New Thing By Cleo Dailey, III (Modern-day Lazurus)


Cleo Dailey, III (Modern-day Lazurus)

Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

Spring is finally here! The time for plush sweaters and heavy scarves is now gone, and the world is vibrant with activity. The voices of children walking on streets has increased, the gentle humming of birds has returned, and the trees are bursting with a kaleidoscope of color. Things are changing!

With the changing of seasons, often times the hardest thing to do is shift and refocus. In these times, we are to be reminded of what God spoke to the prophet Isaiah, when He decreed, “I am doing a new thing; shall ye not know it?” Complacency is the greatest enemy of change. To become stagnant in the “old” minimizes our opportunity to see more, dream bigger, and live more fully. Even greater, the worst thing in the world is to be a part of a shift and not know it. It would be akin to pulling out those amazing platform shoes and strolling down the street. While hilarious images come to mind, this would be out of timing, out-of-place, and out-of-order. Are you spiritually out of timing, out-of-place, or out-of-order?

As God shifts us, and allows change in the natural and the spiritual, my charge to you is to embrace the change. The past is over, and the best is still yet to come. Know that no change is easy, but every shifting of life is necessary to get us to our greatest self. In your quest to live the “more abundantly”, recognize the direction of the tide, rise above it, and excitedly watch as God makes “ways in the wilderness, and “rivers in the desert” of your life.

-Modernday Lazurus