Do you ever read Scripture and find yourself wondering, “is the Bible relevant today?” We definitely feel that disconnect. So we’ve set out to make Scripture meditations that give us a framework for how to start reading the Bible. Join us as we let the Bible be the Bible, and learn to engage with it meaningfully. 


Do Something New

Written by Walt Reynolds, Institute for GOD

In life, we often feel stuck in the past… as if we can’t move on from who we used to be. Israel felt the same way.

Yet, God’s communication to his people is always one that brings new hope, new life, and redemption from the past. God is a God of history, but he’s also a living God, one who is ready to move forward. He’s making things new, and inviting us to follow him there.

Consider what God is doing with you. How will his plans manifest in your life? God is moving ahead in his good purpose, and he wants you to join him there.

Isaiah 43:18-19

“19 Do not remember the former things,

or consider the things of old.

18 I am about to do a new thing;

now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

I will make a way in the wilderness

and rivers in the desert.”

Observations from the Text

  • We shouldn’t dwell on the past (v.18)
  • God’s doing something new (v. 19)
  • God is a way maker (v.19)
  • God brings new life to desolate places (v. 19)

Prayers of Response

God of new things, thank you for bringing newness into my life.

When I was in the wilderness during my season of ______, you made a way for me. Thank you for doing that once again.

Prayer Requests

Way Maker, break through any barrenness and bring your living water into ________’s life today.

When I consider my past mistakes, help me focus on the places where you’ve led me into new streams of life.

Prayers of Readiness

Bringer of Life, I want to see what you spring forth today. I want to be a part of the something new that you’re doing in my community, here and now. 

I’m ready to let go of ______ which is now in the past. Charge me to be present, and let me hear from you.


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