And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:4-5
Entering this new season, the Lord will do new and amazing things – things we have never experienced before. We will experience new miracles, healing, restoration, deliverance, blessings and breakthroughs. In experiencing the Lord’s promise, we must always remember this principle: “God has a part and we also have a part.” God’s part is to do new and miraculous things. Then, what is our part so that we can experience His promise?
Enter the new season with a new heart, Matthew 9:17. We won’t be able to see or receive the new things from the Lord with our old lifestyle and attitude. Let’s repent from our old ways that might have been unpleasing before the Lord. We must truly love the Lord, leave our sins behind and train ourselves to live in holiness.
The Lord wants us to have a new heart, a heart that is willing to forgive. A story that beautifully depicts this from the bible is the story of Esau and Jacob. In the beginning, Esau really hated Jacob because he had cheated him out of his rights as the firstborn. Because of this, Jacob had to run away from his parents’ house and went far from the land of Israel. After 20 years, Jacob returned and he was so afraid of Esau so he wanted to give him a lot of offerings. It turns out Esau had already forgiven Jacob at that time and he was so blessed he did not want to accept any of the offerings. The Lord had blessed Esau abundantly – his wealth and greatness were on par with Jacob. Why? Because Esau had a good heart; his heart was full of love and forgiveness although he had the right to be angry and hate on his brother who deceived him. The Lord is pleased with those who easily forgive and forget the wrongdoings of others or a bitter past. He will bless them and give them a future full of hope.
Next, what we must do to experience new season blessings is to sow, Genesis 8:22. This is the best time to sow again because those who sow will surely reap, Galatians 6:9-10. Sow the seed of goodness, time, energy, attention, ministry with the best quality. Maybe we have sown in the past, but we did not get the full results; or maybe we have stopped sowing because it seems like there is no result. But today, we are entering a new season. Let us arise. Sow in material blessings, also sow boldness so we can start again something we had tried in the past but never came to life. We will reap what we sow. But, the time of harvest and fulfillment often happen in different timings, Ecclesiastes 3:11. Believe that He will never forget to fulfill His promises because His Word is “yes” and “amen.”
Let us enter this new season and do our part seriously so that we can fully experience the blessings God has prepared for us. God bless.
Source: Article from GBI Gatot Subroto, Jakarta