New Vision
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread are reading titles New Vision was written by katera Patton
 wearing my new eyeglasses as I stepped into the sanctuary I sat down and spotted a friend sitting directly across the aisle on the other side of the church as I waved at her she looks so nice and clear it felt like I could reach out and touch her even though she was several yards away later as we talked following the service I realized she was in the same seat she always sat in I simply could see her better because of an upgraded prescription in my new spectacles God speaking through the prophet Isaiah knew that the Israelites stuck in Babylonian captivity would need a new prescription a new view he told them I am doing a new thing I am making a way in the wilderness and his message of Hope included the reminders that he had created them redeem them and would be with them you are mine he encouraged them
 in whatever you're facing today the Holy Spirit can provide better vision for you to put the old behind you and look for the new by God's love it's popping up all around you can you see what he's doing in the midst of your pain and bondage let's put on our new spiritual glasses to see the new that God is doing even in our Wilderness moments
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Isaiah chapter 43 verses 18 through 21
 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 I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the Wasteland the wild animals honor me the jackals and the owls because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the Wasteland to give drink to my people My Chosen the people I formed for myself that they may Proclaim my praise
let's pray
 God of new beginnings thank you for all your promises to provide and bring renewal throughout the scriptures
 help us to see the new that you bring about even in our Wilderness moments in Jesus name we pray amen thanks for listening today my name is Tony Collier and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries