Winter 2022

Daily Devotional: Friday, December 9 - In With The New

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” — Isaiah 43:19

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Why don’t we still use old wooden pickleball paddles? Because paddles have improved since the game was invented in 1965. The materials and components are much better than they were back then, thus making the game better for everyone. There’s now 20 to 30 known pickleball manufacturers today.

I’m not saying that remembering or looking back is a bad thing. But just imagine if you only used your rearview mirror while driving. You wouldn’t get very far looking back where you just were. Looking back every once in a while is a good thing, but you don’t want to live there. I’m not saying you should get rid of something if it works, just don’t live in the past. That could be your past mistakes or the past mistakes of others.

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” — Isaiah 43:19

I’ve played with a wooden paddle before — but it only lasted one game. And I never played with one again, because I noticed it was time to move on to something much better.

There’s nothing wrong with remembering the past; we need to remember the past. It’s our past that motivates us to move into our future. And God has a great future waiting for you, when you move toward Him and His unfailing love!

— Don Uzzell, Christian Pickleball Association

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