“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” (Isaiah 42:9, ESV)
God is in the creation business. When you become a converterlator, you are a new instrument of God. God uses you to convert time, talent, and treasure into the imperishable values of the kingdom. He also works through you to bring about the “new” in others’ lives.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV)
Our new worldview empowers us to live for the one who died for us. The converterlator is on the lookout. “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19, ESV)
We live in anticipation of seeing the hand of God at work in us and in our circumstances. He is always in the process of changing us, and doing new things that can spring forth at any time.
As we cultivate our relationship with him, we learn secrets of the kingdom from the Spirit:
“You have heard; now see all this; and will you not declare it? From this time forth I announce to you new things, hidden things that you have not known.” (Isaiah 48:6, ESV)
Our job is to declare and share what he reveals to us so others can enjoy the benefits of being members of the kingdom.
Finally, “And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’” (Revelation 21:5, ESV)
For the believer, this newness begins with the new birth – a knowledge that we are heading into the new world with new values, new relationships, and a new environment where we will be able to bask in the light of his ever-present presence.
Today, ask yourself:
Am I enjoying the “new” that God brings into my life through my living relationship with Jesus Christ?