20 May A New Anointing for a New Day
We are living in a new day. Ministry as we know it has changed. But while it may seem that the world has gone on “pause,” the church can, will and must continue to grow. Isaiah 43:18-19 says, “But forget all that – it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
Many of us as churches and leaders had become stale, stagnant or content prior to COVID-19. As a pastor or leader, you may have sensed a change was needed but were so tied down to the weekly grind or other stresses of ministry that the thought of implementing church change was too overwhelming. There is now no option but to revisit the ways we do church, the ministries we offer and redefine what is “essential.”
The exciting news is that God is doing something new and fresh! Virtual pathways and rivers are being connected to lives that have previously been a wilderness or dry wasteland. Can you see it? Can you sense it? Can you feel it? There is a crop that is ready for harvest that has been untouched by our conventional ways…God is doing something new and exciting during these times!
He has anointed us to bring good news to the poor, comfort the broken hearted and those who mourn, proclaim liberty to the captives and free those who are bound (Isaiah 61). God give us a fresh and new anointing for this new day!