Well, it’s good to be back home after Christmas week in Ar. and N/E Texas! It’s good to have “reflection and rest” at the end of a year, but more important is to be prepared to enter into the “REST OF THE LORD” FOR 2013!
We are “finishing strong” for 2012 with prayer and sharing with saints and elders and leaders the last couple of days of the year. For the third year in a row, we’re meeting with Pastors Toby & Suzy Ratcliff and New Life Church in Kenefick, Tx. which is just east of the Dayton area. We’re meeting tonight, Dec. 30, instead of New Year’s eve, to have a meal together with the church and have interaction on where the church is, and where it is going!
Pastor Toby is an “apostolic, innovative leader” who has kingdom perspective and understanding the dynamics of a local house transitioning from an old wineskin to the the new and fresh! We are going to be with the house the entire month of January on Sundays and Wednesdays to help lay foundation and encourage the saints and leaders to move into “Vision, Purpose, and Destiny” for 2013!
Now, what is your Vision for 2013? Is it listening to what everyone else is saying, and as my spiritual father says, “Cut and Paste” into our vision and pray for the Lord to bless it!! No, It’s a good time to just gather your covenant people and leaders together and say, “Father, what are you saying to us for this year?” What direction to you want us to go? Much of what we will do will be in respect to have we made preparations to make necessary changes.
If you can close the books on 2012 and know that even though there have been “ups and downs”, if you can let it go, you have succeeded in finishing strong for 2012! You can “wait upon the LORD and soar with wings like eagles, and run with the vision in 2013, as well as walk it out! (Is.40:31:Ha.2:2)
This will carry over into 2013, and what was not fulfilled in 2012, will become to come into focus in 2013! The key is your “PERSPECTIVE!” Perception give you insight and wisdom, but “perspective” will help you make the necessary adjustments and have knowledge on where you’re going!
Now, just enter into HIS REST, AND THEN ALL YOUR LABOR WILL COME FROM HIS STRENGTH AND BLESSING! MAY 2013 BE YOUR MOST FRUITFUL YEAR OF ALL THE PAST YEARS COMBINED, AND MAY YOU ENJOY THE FRUIT OF YOUR LABORS!
YOURS FOR THE KINGDOM,