The next year we had a big turkey with all the trimmings. We had dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce and pie. That was more like it ... something special. Then, two years ago, my wife decided to cook duck. I thought, "That's pretty neat, something different, and special." It was really good. This year we had goose. It was also really good. My wife had never cooked duck or goose before, but wasn't afraid to try. Both turned out really well.
Then there was another special time! It was the first time she fixed bear meat. She had never done that before either. It was delicious. Her secret ingredient, according to her confession, was Mongolian Fire Oil. All I know was that it tasted great and was a special treat!
Are you afraid to try new things? What have you done in the last couple years that you've never done before? Did you know this idea of doing "new" things is in the Bible? God's psalmist said it this way:
He has put a new song in my mouth - Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:3 NKJV)
The great prophet spoke for God when he said:
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19)
Aren't you glad God gave us the "new" covenant and calls us a "new" creation and one day we'll be in "new" Jerusalem and enjoy a "new" heavens and a "new" earth.
Don't get stuck in your own rut. Don't just settle for what is easy, comfortable, and familiar to you. I'm willing to bet that God is calling you to something new. Don't just settle for plain ol' fish sticks when God is calling you to something new and special and great!
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