Happy New Year!
This verse from Isaiah begs us to pay attention to God’s words. In this new year, God wants to show you new things. Things that may have been hidden from you before. Beautiful things, hard things that will carve into your life good, strong character. Always with the purpose of transforming you, renewing your mind and making you more like Jesus, (Romans 12:2). This is my prayer for myself and you as this new year begins. May every new victory and every new trial bring us closer to what God’s purpose for our life is.
Preaching to my own heart this morning, and purposing in my own heart, that He will cause me to live each day more in His strength than my own, (2 Corinthians 12:9). Recognizing that on my own, I am prone to be prideful, striving to improve myself instead of allowing Him to perfect every little detail concerning me, and it is a work of His hands, (Psalm 138:8). I am prone to over emphasize one aspect of the fruit of the Spirit, (Galatians 5:22-23), when all of them are required to make my character like Jesus. And that I can’t grow any one of them, without His Holy Spirit, teaching me and helping me remember the lessons, (John 14:26).
If you read this far, thank you. I am praying for you to enjoy a new year of God’s grace. “And of His fulness we have all received, and grace for grace.” John 1:16