The New Year is upon us!
I hear the Lord calling us to a deeper faith…a stronger faith…a focused faith.
We are being called to take a leap of faith! We are being propelled by the power of the Holy Spirit to leave our “comfort zone” and make a leap into our future!
I see the Lord lifting us up and above those things that would hold us down, The wind of the Holy Spirit will carry us over those places that seem impossible to navigate.
Don’t look down…don’t focus on your ability to make the jump! Look up!! Focus on the Lord and HIS ability!
Get ready!! Focus!! Breathe deeply and let the breath of God fill your lungs!!
TAKE THE LEAP!!
“The problem is, many of the people in need of saving are in churches, and at least part of what they need saving from is the idea that God sees the world the same way they do.” – Barbara Brown Taylor
As I read this a few days ago, I knew that it was true. We often forget that our human perspective is different from God’s. It is difficult for us to look beyond the surface.
What we see physically is not all there is! What lies below the surface is equally important (and may be more important).
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 NIV
Lord, may we see with Your eyes! Peel back our distorted lens and may we see clearly as we walk through days of challenge, days of disappointment, days of grief, and days of doubt.
And Lord, may we see clearly as we walk through days of joy, days of successes, and days of victory!
No matter what kind of day we have, may we see YOU in it!! And may we see what You see!
Lord, may we not waste the time we have been given on meaningless pursuits. May we fill the 24 hours of TODAY with love of You and love of others. Through our words and our actions, may we make a difference in someone’s life! They are waiting to feel a touch from You, Lord. Use US to be Your vessel and reach out in Your Name. We glorify and honor You THIS day, Lord! And in ALL our days that follow!
There are many “good things” to do in our churches and in the Kingdom. We love the Lord so much we want to do them all!
Beloved, you are not called to do everything! You are only called to do those things that the Lord has called you to do!
As each of us walk in our calling….as each of us use the Gifts that have been given us by the Holy Spirit…God’s work shall be done!
Do NOT allow the enemy to use guilt to have you take on more than you should.
We are all just a part of the Body of Christ. Let Him who is the Head tell us how to move in perfect harmony with one another.
Beloved, lay down frustration, weariness, and pride…and let God tell you when to move and when to rest…
So many times our perspective of situations and circumstances are totally different from the Lord’s perspective!
He knows the beginning and the end…and all that is in-between.
May we remember that we are seated in heavenly places with Him! (Ephesians 2:6).
May our perspective be a heavenly perspective…an eternal perspective…and not that of the flesh.
May it be so, LORD….