Word Of The Month

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up;  do you not perceive it?”  - Isaiah 43:18-19

 

It’s EL 51st anniversary. God is doing a new thing for His church!  Change is coming. God says that the new has started. “New strategies, new methodologies, new people” was the prophetic word given in last year’s Jubilee Camp. 

 

By nature, we prefer the old because we are comfortable with the familiar. The older  we get, the more we talk about “the good old days”.  Being in EL for over 50 years, I reminisce the past.  But in Isaiah 43, God told the people to “forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”  God’s intention is not for us to have amnesia or disrespect history. Isaiah 43:16-17 referred to the Red Sea and the destruction of the Egyptian army. What God wants is to direct their focus towards the new things that He is doing.  

 

Church, we must WELCOME & EMBRACE CHANGE. The new things that God does   today are better and relevant to the present.  Same God; same Gospel, same mission but the strategies, methods and leaders have changed.

 

I ask you to learn new ways. Follow new leaders and new styles. Don’t resist change.

 

Let us perceive & get excited about what God is doing  today!

 

- Bob Lum

 

 

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