In Joel 2:28-29 we read the following:
Then afterward I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female slaves, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. – NRSV
I love this verse and it makes me think about the New Growth waiting for us in 2023. God’s true character has been revealed and their Spirit poured out on us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We know walk with amazing accessibility to the Spirit which is all around us and have endless moments to partner with Christ in restoring creation.
This restoration brings new growth from the most unexpected places, what unexpected new growth does God have for us in 2023? To discover the new growth, we have to lean into Christ and allow God’s Spirit to overflow by giving up our control. May we be vulnerable and discover the new growth God has instore for us in 2023.