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2017 was the last year of an old season and at the same time, it was the first year of a new season. I plucked up some things and now It is time for some new things to be established. Pay attention to what you are building on…

Being Established in New Things
Be Established in new Things
I see lots of progress as new things are taking root in my life. Life is a lot like gardening, you plant things but in order for them to survive and then thrive, the root systems have to become established. In the same way, things have to take root in our lives and become established. Constructing a  building is similar, you have to pay attention to what you are building on. 

One of my favorite “go to passages” that I –go to– during times of feeling stagnant and unmotivated is about God making all things new. It is found in Revelations 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. KJV And another one is Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. KJV I don’t know about you, but this year was a major transition year for me. My 15-year marriage ended. It was the most significant transition since the death of both of my parents. So now I find myself looking around and surveying the landscape of my life trying to figure out what is next.

This year I have been asking myself a lot of questions and pondering the answers. What do you want? How do you want your life to look in 1, 3 or 5 years? Who matters to you? What kind of people do you want in your life? What do you need to change? Where do you need to Grow? What you need to stop doing and what do you need to start doing? And on and on.  
 Being established in New Things
This morning as I pondered some of these questions, I kept hearing the phrase be established. And God began to speak to me along those lines about establishing new foundations under the things he is adding to my life. Establish means to set up (an organization, system, or set of rules) on a firm or permanent basis.
There are multiple areas of life that require a solid foundation. That is the subject of the following 2 videos. And below are the scriptures references used to spark an encounter with God over his word. Happy eating!

 Being Established in New Things

Deuteronomy 19:15 (NKJV)
“One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses, the matter shall be established.1 Samuel 24:20 (NKJV)
“And now I know indeed that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.
2 Samuel 7:16 (NKJV)
“And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.” ‘ “2 Samuel 7:26 (NKJV)
“So let Your name be magnified forever, saying, ‘The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel.’ And let the house of Your servant David be established before You.1 Kings 2:24 (NKJV)
“Now, therefore, as the LORD lives, who has confirmed me and set me on the throne of David my father, and who has established a house for me, as He promised, Adonijah shall be put to death today!”1 Kings 2:45 (NKJV)
“But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the LORD forever.”1 Chronicles 16:30 (NKJV)
Tremble before Him, all the earth. The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved.1 Chronicles 17:14 (NKJV)
“And I will establish him in My house and in My kingdom forever; his throne shall be established forever.” ‘ “1 Chronicles 17:23 (NKJV)
“And now, O LORD, the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, let it be established forever and do as You have said.1 Chronicles 17:24 (NKJV)
“So let it be established, that Your name may be magnified forever, saying, ‘The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, is Israel’s God.’ And let the house of Your servant David be established before You.2 Chronicles 1:9 (NKJV)
“Now, O LORD God, let Your promise to David my father be established, for You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.2 Chronicles 20:20 (NKJV)
So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”Job 22:28 (NKJV)
You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.

Psalm 89:21 (NKJV)
With whom My hand shall be established; Also My arm shall strengthen him.

Psalm 89:37 (NKJV)
It shall be established forever like the moon, Even like the faithful witness in the sky.” Selah

Psalm 93:1 (NKJV)
The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The LORD is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength. Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved.

Psalm 96:10 (NKJV)
Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns; The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously.”

Psalm 102:28 (NKJV)
The children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You.”

Psalm 112:8 (NKJV)
His heart is established; He will not be afraid, Until he sees his desire upon his enemies.

Proverbs 4:26 (NKJV)
Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established.

Proverbs 12:19 (NKJV)
The truthful lip shall be established forever, But a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV)
Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.

Proverbs 25:5 (NKJV)
Take away the wicked from before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 29:14 (NKJV)
The king who judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.

Isaiah 2:2 (NKJV)
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; all nations shall flow to it.

Isaiah 16:5 (NKJV)
In mercy the throne will be established; And One will sit on it in truth, in the tabernacle of David, Judging and seeking justice and hastening righteousness.”

Isaiah 45:18 (NKJV)
For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.

Isaiah 54:14 (NKJV)
In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you.

Micah 4:1 (NKJV)
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And peoples shall flow to it.

Matthew 18:16 (NKJV)
“But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’

Romans 1:11 (NKJV)
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established

2 Corinthians 13:1 (NKJV)
This will be the third time I am coming to you. “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.”

Hebrews 13:9 (NKJV)
Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them.

2 Peter 1:12 (NKJV)
For this reason, I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.
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Post Author: Stella Payton

Stella Payton is principal of Making People Priority Consulting Group. Over the past (25) years, she has worked with Apple Computer, Nordstrom, FedEx / Kinko's, VISTA, National Corporation for Service, P-B Health Home Care Agency Inc., The City of Los Angeles, Head Start, KCET Los Angeles Public Television, TurboTax, Child Fund, Memphis Public Schools and many others. For more about Stella Payton contact us at

One Reply to “Being Established in New Things”

  1. Stella,
    Your word yesterday on your live video feed about being “established” did something in me. Something that had gotten so bad in my heart and life that even I realized how desperate I was for….something. You know we are usually the last to admit when we are troubled and downcast, but I was there already. I just didn’t know how to get out and certainly had no one to be, in any way, accountable to.
    Yesterday, as I watched your video, I felt an “energy”, if you will, rise up
    on the inside of me. A new joy. A new perspective. A new hope.
    I meant to message you with this yesterday but was so busy doing the many things I had neglected in my precious home that I didn’t dare stop for even a minute.
    When I laid down last night I felt a familiar dread try to upset me and tell me that all this euphoria would be gone in the morning. Well, I was up and had my bed made and several things done before my husband got out of the shower! I am so thankful that even now, the happy tears are welling up in my eyes.
    Thank you for that word Stella, there are no other words I can think of to say. Just THANK YOU!
    Love, your sister in Christ, Sheila

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