The Changing of the Lens

For the past few weeks, I have sensed a stirring up inside me. Some things, though still swirling in murky cloudiness, are beginning to come together. Today my eyes focused for a second. It’s like I put on new glasses.

My perspective is changing, slowly but surely.

Just last week, I had a powerful revelation. It was a really good one. Promises, and confirmations of promises, over my home and my children, spoken straight to my heart.

In less than a week, I can see that the beautiful promises over my home and my children are much, MUCH bigger than us. We are included in them, but they go so much deeper and wider.

I’m becoming more aware of how narrow and tiny my lens has been. A lens focused on me, my children, my world, and what I know. I want to see through a high-power lens – I want to see things from His perspective, with a focus on His children, His world, and the big picture. I want to see things through my Father’s glasses!

If you know me (or my blog) at all, you have probably picked up on the fact that transitions are not my favorite things. Even good transitions create a lot of turmoil in my life. These last few weeks of impending breakthrough have been a little uncomfortable…but these moments of clarity are so sweet.

New

It’s a new year, and I hope yours is happy!

Have you ever had a word take on an entirely different meaning and significance? This little word – new – has done that for me. I see and feel it everywhere, like a joyful proclamation!

Newness is an experience that keeps on coming – one bloom makes way for the next. As each level of newness wears off, we enter a new phase of newness.

Walking into 2013, I feel an excitement welling up. I continue to see more things through new eyes, and am amazed. I am learning to hear with different ears, without (as much) offense. I embrace this phase of my walk with the Lord and am eager to know him deeper! I revel in the promises and encouragements he has given.

I just took about 10 minutes and found these things he makes new when we let him:

  • New names – Revelation 2:17; Isaiah 62:2
  • New life – 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • New hearts/desires – Ezekiel 11:19; Ezekiel 36:22-28
  • New sight, hearing, speech – John 9; Mark 7:37
  • New covering/clothing – Isaiah 61:10
  • NEW EVERYTHING – Revelation 21:5
    And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”

I know what I was, what I am now, and who I am becoming more like every day. I know these promises are true! They give me hope to interact with our broken, perverse, deceitful world. In fact, they inspire me to interact even more! This is going to be an exciting year, friends.