“Be silent before me, you islands! Let the nations renew their strength! Let them come forward and speak; let us meet together at the place of judgment.” Isaiah 41:1
It is amazing to see how everything God created is being renewed. God strategically prepared all things, and He made provisions for what is needed to help us grow and become better. Even the plants have such a beautiful way of renewal. There are provisions, not just to ensure their continuity but also to be sure they are strong and healthy.
Plants use water, sunlight, nutrients from the soil, and every other means to improve; likewise, humans renew their strength and ensure growth by feeding. However, God isn’t just interested in our physical growth; he made everything available for our soul and spirit renewal. Exclusively as the plants feed and get renewed, our body uses food, so God’s word renews our spirit and soul.
2 Corinthians 4:16 says, “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is renewed day by day.”
And how do we renew our inward being? Let’s see Colossians 3:10, “Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.” We are being renewed by knowledge. What knowledge? The knowledge of God. We experience more of His glory as we know Him. And when we are being renewed, we reduce so that God’s glory can increase in us.
Let us boldly and humble feed on what is expected to renew us so that we can be a means of glory to the Father. When we listened to the preached word of God, pick up a prophetic book, pray or read the Word of God, then we are being renewed. We unlearn and then learn God’s way. Our minds began to operate, like the mind of Christ. Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
1. For our strength is found in God, I, therefore, pray that you ultimately renew us, Lord.
2. Psalm 103:5 – Oh Lord satisfies me with good things, and renewed my strength like the eagle’s in Jesus name. Amen