As you step into the New Year…remember God’s promise. Do not fear! Do not be discouraged! He is with you and He will not leave you or fail you! Trust Him to guide you on your journey. Plan quiet time to be with Him and know that He is God!! May this New Year be one in which you receive a deeper revelation of God’s love and faithfulness! ❤️
Take what faith you have and USE it!! That’s how our faith GROWS!! What FAITH STEP is God waiting on you to take? TRUST HIM!!
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2 NIV
No matter what is happening in your life, never forget that the Lord is walking with you through it.
Lord, help me to look at YOU and not on what is going on around me!
“…Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”” Matthew 14:29-31 ESV
May we KEEP OUR EYES UPON JESUS!
I have had the picture below for a while. One day as I was looking at it, I heard The Lord say:
Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb – to take risks in My name…for My glory!
Don’t only do those things that you know you can do under your own power.
Will you risk failure…so I can show My Power in you?
I am looking for those that are willing to move out in their weakness so I can show My strength!!
I have been immersed in Zoom during this Covid season. Meetings, church services, ministry conferences, family time – all have been delegated to zoom or some type of video conferencing as we find ourselves separated due to this pandemic.
I have to admit, I am challenged by all of this. I find myself actually looking online about how to walk this technology road successfully.
In my search, I stumbled across a video I had done about 4 years ago. I don’t believe I ever posted it (due to my insecurity with technology). But, as I watched it, I felt the encouragement of the Lord to post it. I know that there is someone out there that needs this encouragement and truth today.
Thank You, Lord, for what YOU will do in and through this message!!
As I was sitting on the porch in the quiet of the morning and the coolness of the gentle breeze flowing over me, I drew near to the Lord and rested in His presence.
I began seeking Him for His word for the new year 2021. A scripture flowed through my mind but did not stay. Then the scripture above settled and I began to meditate on it.
The New Year is a time of making new resolutions and new plans. We begin to list all of the things we want to change, make better, or simply add to our lives. Usually, they are good and healthy things. Some things we may want to get rid of altogether.
There is nothing wrong with doing a “life check” and judging where we are and where we need to be. But, it is important to let God be a part of our “life check.”
We tend to have our own ideas, thoughts, and plans and never realize that the Lord has even BETTER ideas, thoughts, and plans for our lives!
I believe this new year will be a time of the unexpected. What WE think will happen and how it will be accomplished is thinking at a level far below that of the Lord.
Do we truly trust our God? May 2021 be a time of maturing – in our faith, in our hope, and in our love. May we SPEAK our trust and belief! May our words align with the heart and will of God! May our ways and thoughts be raised to God’s level and may we not try and bring His down to our level.
RAISE US UP, O GOD!!
I’m entering 2021 with high expectations of God and in His ability to do more than we can even ask or think!!