Walk Into The New

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“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?” — Isaiah 43:19, NLT.


Spiritually, August is the month of New Birth, New creation, or New Beginnings.

It’s a time in which God is saying, “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?” (Isaiah 43:19, MSG)

In other words, God is saying, what has happened is in the past. It’s over and done with. It’s time to stop rehearsing that role and move forward with the new part I have cast for you.

Your new starring role is here now; it’s not in your past. Your move into the unknown will take now faith. The type of faith expressed in Hebrews 11:1 where it reads, “Now faith is the substance [realization] of things hoped for and the evidence [confidence] of things not seen.” So, even though you do not see where I am taking you, trust Me to hold your future. So, be alert, be present, and stay woke.

God is saying, I know your end before you know your beginning. The days of your life were prepared before you lived one day (Psalm 139:16, MSG). My plans for you are to prosper you and give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV).

Your new is on the horizon, and it’s bursting out like new wine put into an old wineskin; however, this season, everything is new — the wineskin, your posture in Me, the anointing I’m placing upon you, and the transformation taking place in you.

You have to see it.

See beyond what you see. Look beyond the distractions. Look beyond the F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing to be Real) and see your next dimension in Me seated from your heavenly seat (Ephesians 2:6).



God of Love,
You are with us in every transition and change.
As we enter into this new era with excitement and even some anxiety,
We recall your deep compassion, presence, and abounding love.
We thank you for the gifts, talents, and skills with which you have blessed us.
We thank you for the experiences that have brought us to this moment.
We thank you for the work of others that gives breadth and depth to our own work.
Be with us as we move forward, rejoicing with you and supporting one another.
We ask this in your Holy Name. — Joseph P. Shadle[1]


Join me next week for more Coffee on The Couch.



[1] Transition Prayers – Xavier University. https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/online-resources/prayer-index/transition-prayers