Raise Us Up, O Lord!!

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!!  

~Tina Roach

You Are Needed!

Do not neglect meeting together!

May we remember in this new year that we are ALL needed in God’s Kingdom! We ALL have a Gift to be used for the Glory of God! May we be committed to God and to one another!

May we attend our churches with a renewed awareness of our place in the Kingdom! May we attend with our souls on fire with passion for the King of kings and Lord of lords!! It’s a New Day! Embrace it!!

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV

TAKE THE LEAP!!

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!!

NEW YEAR – 2017

IT’S A NEW YEAR!

It’s time to leave behind those things that have bound you up;

that have kept you from living the life that God has called you to live;

that have caused you to live in darkness instead of light.

IT’S A NEW YEAR!

It’s time to tune our hearing to God’s frequency of sound;

to tune out the sounds of disharmony, disunity, and disappointment.  

IT’S A NEW YEAR!

It’s time to rise up and discard our dead, unproductive life habits

and embrace a life of faith, power, and love.

IT’S A NEW YEAR!

BE RELEASED INTO YOUR DESTINY!


CHANGE AHEAD

As I sit here tonight thinking about the New Year that is approaching, I feel deeply the words “change ahead.”

There will be change in our world; change in our government; change in our cities; change in our communities; change in our churches; change in our families; and change in our lives.

Change can be scary; it can be challenging; but it is inevitable. To grow physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually means there will be change in our lives.

Change shouldn’t take place just for the sake of change. But, it does need to take place. It also needs to be God directed! What we think needs to change may not align with what God thinks.

We also need to be careful about telling others THEY need to change before we seek God on how WE need to change. Help us, Lord!

My prayer for this New Year is that we will allow God to move mightily in our lives and change our fear into faith; our doubt into trust; our pride into humility; our weakness into strength; and our self centered thinking into God centered thinking.

I pray that we will think before we speak; listen before we speak; and always speak in love.

I pray that those plans and ideas and ministries that have been put on the “back burner” will be moved forward! It’s time! Seek the Lord for He is waiting!

There is change ahead! And if we let God lead the change – all will be well!!