Divine Repositioning for a New Beginning.
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
To God be the glory, honor, and adoration for bringing us to the year 2024. Happy New Year and welcome to the year of Divine Repositioning. The focus for January is “Divine Repositioning for a New Beginning.”
Isaiah 43:19 says, “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.” As we embark on the journey of the year 2024, let us know that God can create new beginnings even in the most barren and challenging circumstances. The image of a desert transformed by rivers signifies a divine intervention that brings forth new life and possibilities. This offers hope and encouragement for a fresh start, reminding us that God can pave the way even in seemingly desolate situations.
“Divine repositioning for a new beginning” evokes a sense of transformation and alignment with God’s purpose. It speaks to the idea of being guided by God beyond us. May the Lord help us to find our rightful place as we embark on a fresh chapter.
For example, Exodus 13:17-21 exemplifies divine guidance and intervention of God for a new beginning for His children. The Israelites, initially heading towards the land of the Philistines, were divinely redirected by God through the wilderness towards a more challenging but ultimately safer path. This repositioning led them closer to their promised land and allowed them to fulfill their purpose.
Esther 4:13-14 showcases Esther’s courage and faith in the face of danger. When faced with the threat of annihilation for her people, she undertakes a fast and seeks divine guidance. This act of repositioning, defying the law and potentially risking her life, ultimately led to the salvation of the Jews and the elevation of Mordecai, Esther’s uncle.
The key elements of “divine repositioning” are:
1. Change: Luke 5:1-11: illustrates the transformation of Simon Peter and his fellow fishermen. From catching nothing, they experience a miraculous abundance after responding to Jesus’ call. It highlights the dramatic change possible through divine intervention.
Romans 12:2: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” This verse emphasizes the internal shift required for alignment with God’s purpose, a key aspect of divine repositioning.
2. Guidance: Psalm 32:8: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye.” This assures us of God’s active guidance on our journey, offering reassurance and direction for new beginnings.
Proverbs 16:9: “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” This passage acknowledges the interplay between personal planning and divine direction, reminding us to be open to God’s guidance even in our pursuits.
3. Alignment: Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” This is God’s preordained purpose for each individual, highlighting the potential for alignment with his plan through divine repositioning.
Matthew 6:33: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” We are encouraged to focus on God’s priorities, signifying that when we seek alignment with his will, other things fall into place.
4. New Beginnings: 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” It is important to accept Christ for the transformative power of faith and the constant potential for renewal.
It is important to surrender to God’s guidance and trust in his wisdom. When we align ourselves with his will, he will straighten our paths and lead us towards a fulfilling new beginning (Proverbs 3:5-6).
The key is to approach your journey with an open heart and a willingness to listen for God’s guidance. As you seek his direction this year 2024, and take steps of faith, you can be confident that he will lead you toward a new beginning filled with purpose and a joyful and productive journey in Jesus’ name.
1. Father, I praise and thank you for the gift of this new year. Thank you so much for seeing me through 2023; I am grateful Lord.
2. Father, help me to live holy all through this year, Help me to please you at all times, in Jesus” name.
3. Lord, this year, help me to love you more than ever before, Help me to live wholly for you always doing your will in Jesus’ name.
4. Father, in this new year, please, uproot anything that is not of you from my life and family in Jesus” name.
5. Lord, please give me fresh fire this year, let me draw closer to you and win souls more than ever before in Jesus” name, please anoint me with fresh zeal for you Lord.
6. Father, please use me more than ever before this year, Help me and every member of my family to serve you more than ever before in Jesus’ name.
7. Father, please fill my life with great Testimonies of your goodness throughout this year and beyond, in Jesus’ name.
8. Lord, please, give me divine speed and success in all areas of my life this year, please, help me excel in all I lay my hands on in Jesus’ name.
9. Father, all through this year, let me have many reasons to dance. Father, let me wake up rejoicing and go to bed rejoicing every day in Jesus’ name.
10. Lord, please keep all my loved ones and me away from any form of evil this year in Jesus’ name. Let your presence be with us at all times. In Jesus’ name.
11. Father, please let there be a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon your church this year, let there be a mighty revival, multiply your church, and disappoint all devices of the enemy, in Jesus’ name.
12. Your prayer request for the new year
May your journey of the year 2024 be productive and successful in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen and Amen.
Yours in the Lord,
Pastor Lillian Haastrup