When I pastored, on New Year’s Eve I always wanted to come up with a catchy slogan or some thing that rhymed with the year. Or, really wanted to get a word from the Lord of it’s the “year of the breakthrough” or whatever, and most years it was always “worse before it got better!” smile emoticon
I’m enjoying a night of just being at home and listening to fire works and just contemplating the goodness of the Lord in 2015, and not trying to figure out what its going to be like in 2016!! I think sometimes we just want something so bad we convince ourselves that God is going to give it to us the way we see it!
Now, before you think I’ve gone cynical, I actually sense an awareness and an expectancy and just some “simple confidence” in the Lord that He’s bringing forth what He desires in my life and what He has for us to do. In basically just “shutting down” the last couple of the weeks, we’ve come to a “refreshing time” that when we wait upon Him and “minister” to Him in our being and with our lives, He receives the praise and glory and honor due His name!!
And the last few nights, He has really been “downloading” some things to me, and laying out some strategies to facilitate as we move in the new year. But, as my friend and the late Dr. Tim Early always used to say on New Year’s, HAPPY NEW YOU!!! If it doesn’t happen in you and your not being transformed in His Presence, how can you expect it to just automatically change your circumstances and situations?
So, as I close my wondering thoughts tonight, why don’t we just prepare ourselves and look back over the patterns of the last few years, and see that Father actually does know what He’s doing, and it is “He who is at work in us both to will and to do for HIS GOOD PLEASURE….” (Phill. 2:13)
May you experience the freshness and goodness of the LORD in the land of the living and “delight yourselves in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart…” (Ps. 37:3-5)
HAPPY NEW YOU!!! heart emoticon