Recently while sitting at a petite round wood table in a downtown restaurant, a leaf floated through a small open upper story window and landed on the table, then floated over to the edge of the table, and I caught it in my open hand. Interesting that I was at a place in my life where I needed to make a critical decision immediately. The LORD said, “I AM TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF!” At first I thought, that is odd, why would GOD need to turn over a new leaf? Then HE said, “I AM turning over a new leaf for you.” I mused, “Oh”…as I twirled the small brown dead leaf between my fingers.
HE said, “I AM immediately removing the dead leaves, dead trees, dead seasons and dead relationships from your life.” HE sounded quite serious. Dead is of course, the opposite of LIFE which means when the “dead removal is done” all that is left is LIFE, NEW LIFE, NEW SEASONS, AND NEW RELATIONSHIPS! We do not have eyes to see the same that GOD sees. Sometimes we are blinded by our history, perceived needs, ideals, personality, gifts, talents, strengths, weaknesses, interpretations, perspectives, influences, education, doctrine and/or beliefs. I am grateful that ELOHIM is truly the LORD of my life and comes and moves and has HIS being on my behalf even when I am unaware of what I need most. I love that about HIM!
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9, NASB).