he Bible says, “And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it, and fear and shall trust in the Lord”. God says he will do a new thing in your life and eventually put a new song in your mouth. When God does a new thing in the life of an individual there is remarkable situational change in the life of the person necessitating the singing of a new song.
At the appointed time, God beamed his searchlight on Abraham, called him out and changed his entire life. Genesis 12:1-2 says, “Now the Lord said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.” Abraham at the ripe age of 75 had no child. God made a promise of a child which was later fulfilled. Through Abraham, all the families of the earth are blessed and still being blessed. God later told Abraham in Genesis 17:1 “And when Abram was ninety years and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be thou perfect.”
In his Divine advice, God directed Abraham to walk before him for the purpose of perfecting his life. Walking before God entails total dependence on God through unshakeable faith in his power to do all things even in the face of difficulties and state of uncertainty. There was a clear proof of God’s intervention and doing new things in the life of Abraham. In Genesis 24:1, the Bible says: “And Abraham was old and well stricken in age; and the Lord has blessed him in all things.” Prior to this declaration he has been blessed with a son named Isaac. At the same time, God promised to make Abraham a father of many nations.
In another development, God intervened in the life of Job after the job had passed through the wilderness of life and ushered him into better life. The Devil tortured Job but at the appointed time God’s intervention changed the narrative. In Job 42:10, the Bible says, “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Job’s health and wealth were restored for better, following divine visitation. He did entirely new thing in the life and resources of Job, bringing him into a better pedestal than before.
God again picked the shepherd boy, David, from the wilderness where he was keeping his father’s flock of sheep and made him king of Israel. In his wildest imagination, David never dreamt of becoming a king in his life. His father, Jesse did not even give the consideration of bringing him when Samuel came to anoint one of the sons as King of Israel. It was at God’s rejection of all other sons that the father was forced to recall him from the field where he was keeping sheep.
God did new things in the lives of these aforementioned people putting new songs in their mouths and changing their situations. There are two central factors characterizing the beneficiaries of God’s intervention in doing new things. Complete obedience and faith continued to be the watchword of these people. God demands obedience of his word from his creatures and faith in him prior to his blessings. He tested Abraham asking him to sacrifice his only son. As he passed the test, blessings started flowing into his life.
In this New Year, you need regeneration of your life to attract divine intervention. The need for strong faith, obedience to his words and availability at all times to do his word should shape your decision and line of action this year. It is through these, God will actually do a new thing in your life. So welcome to the New Year and let all your attention be focused on God. Surely what he did for others he will also do for you.