The old has gone! Why do you keep looking for it and mourning the debris of old irrelevant structures and methods? It is gone, so rejoice! Allow me to brush away the dust and the dirt that was left behind and let me clean my house. Pause here, and trust me to tie up the loose ends.
Ask me what is left in the rubble that needs dealt with, where does your soul hearken back to and what is still nipping at your heels and keeping you bound? Let me breathe my healing power into the residue of your yesterdays. Then you will be ready for the new things I have prepared for you.
“I’m baptising you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. The real action comes next: The main character in this drama—compared to him I’m a mere stagehand—will ignite the kingdom life within you, a fire within you, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you from the inside out. He’s going to clean house—make a clean sweep of your lives. He’ll place everything true in its proper place before God; everything false he’ll put out with the trash to be burned.”Matthew 3:11-12 (MSG)
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 (NIV)