Psalm 33: 18 – 22
‘Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him.. on those who HOPE is His mercy, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.’
Hope you have had a beautiful Christmas time with those you love. We are taking a little holiday to have our souls refreshed for the glorious season ahead.
On the Eve of what I believe will be an outstanding year, I am taking a moment to reflect on this year, on the goodness of God, on the wonder of family, on the beauty which is the local church, on the strength of tried
and true friendship, and on the unfailing power of HOPE.
As I read Psalm 33 today, I am fully aware that His eyes are on us, and His heart is toward us, whether walking valiantly over mountains or crawling through valleys, The HOPE that we have in Christ is astonishing. As I lean into and learn from God’s presence, I am reminded again, that His faithfulness towards us is more than we can ever comprehend.
So, as we enter 2015 with a grateful heart, rich in the things in life that truly matter and with a heart that is fully alive!
I KNOW, that as I rest in His finished work, He will not only continue to heal me, but He will make me FULLY awake to His ultimate plans and purpose.
I KNOW, that waiting on Him is a huge part of the future, that in the waiting, I will learn more of Gods nature and heart for others.
I KNOW, that rejoicing will be taken to a whole new level, and powerful faith, worship, love and intimacy will be the fruit of all going on in the spirit.
I KNOW, that the name of Jesus will mean even more as I stand in stronger authority as we speak His name over all.
I KNOW, that His love rests upon me like a warm, thick blanket that makes me feel SO comforted and safe no matter what is happening. As I put my HOPE in Him, His love will engulf me, and I will be stolen away to a place no one else can go, because its a place reserved for Him and me. There is a place in Christ designed just for you too.
I KNOW, that by His grace I can encourage others to seek first the Kingdom of God, with all they are, for evermore. Every day matters.
So, be safe wherever you are today, bring the new year in well, keep Jesus at the centre, this year of GRACE is outstretched before us to be lived well, one Holy Spirit fuelled day at a time .
With all my heart,