Photography by Haas Mengloi
Whether you realize it or not, March 20th marked the beginning of spring for this year. I don’t know about you, but there are some things that I would just like to keep the same. I don’t always like change; but that does not stop it from coming.
When I began to hear what the Lord was speaking to me in writing this blog, I heard the words of this song “Spirit Move” by Kalley Heiligenthal.
“I feel it in my bones, You’re about to move,
I feel it in the wind, You’re about to ride in,
You said that You would pour Your Spirit out,
You said that You would fall on Sons & Daughters.”
As it continued, I started to get excited because I felt like this is what God is saying: He’s about to move. He’s about to move in this season. He’s about to change some things in the lives of His Sons & Daughters. I sensed an excitement, not a dread of things changing in my life. I believe this is for all of us as believers.
In South Florida, we really enjoy the beauty of the beach, the ocean and all that this area has to offer. We can tell when the season has changed for us. Our jeans get put away and they are exchanged for bathing suits, shorts and flip flops. Boaters are getting their boats ready to go fishing, skiing, tubing or just getting ready to take a cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway. You see, Floridians can tell that winter is over and spring is here. The season has changed and it’s time for us to change with it. It’s time to get back outdoors and get out on the water. We’ve learned what to do and when to move with the change of our season.
I was thinking about the Lord, our lives and the change of season that is about to take place. Are we ready to move with it? Do we even perceive it?
Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:19 tells us that the Lord is doing a new thing. I believe, as the world is changing around us, we also must change and adapt; but we must be careful of what we adapt to. We must hear God’s heart, His voice, for what is about to move and change in our lives so that we can move with it. It may be a slow change, and that’s ok. I sense for some that it will come suddenly. Suddenly, our old season will be a “thing” of the past, which means that we must step into the new season.
Isaiah says that the Lord is making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. I believe that God wants to remind us that whatever wasteland has been in our lives in the last season, He wants to make streams that will flow out of them in this season. What does that mean for us? I believe it means that in the hard, empty and dissatisfying places in our lives, those places of barrenness, He wants to fill them with water – His water. He is about to do that as the season changes.
Ready or not, let’s move with God! Let’s be sensitive to hear His voice to lead us into this next season. I don’t know about you, but “I feel it in my bones, He’s about to move.”