A new calendar introduces a brand new year, 2014. With what emotions, determinations, goals do I plan for my entrance? Knowing if I do not set a goal, I will achieve little, so I will set priorities. First, I know my relationship with my God must grow stronger. Father, You are the One who loves me. I can say these words and know their truth, but does that truth penetrate my heart? For Jeremiah 29:11 to blossom this new year, You and I Lord must meet daily intimately, sharing heart to heart.
Lord of Lords, King of Kings! Yes, unlikely though it seems, You desire this even more than I. Lord I am hungry to be more. I desire to be all You created me to be. Jesus, You said we would be capable of doing even more than You.
John 14:12-14 (NKJV)
12 “Most assuredly, I say to you,
he who believes in Me, the works that I do
he will do also; and greater works than these
he will do, because I go to My Father.
With Holy Spirit indwelling me, I see how this is possible. Now help me Holy Spirit come to a deep understanding of this promise, then guide me into becoming this year, what the Father created me to be. Imbue me with Your love, with courage and deep faith; draw me closer to Your heart.
Matthew 18:19-21 (AMP)
Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will
come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.
20 For wherever two or three are gathered
(drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name,
there I Am in the midst of them.
21 Then Peter came up to Him and said, Lord,
how many times may my brother sin against me
and I forgive him and let it go?
[As many as] up to seven times?
22 Jesus answered him, I tell you,
not up to seven times, but seventy times seven!
Before I can serve with the power inherent in the Name of Jesus, containing all the power and force and authority of the Great I AM, my heart must hold no grudge or unforgiveness, for that creates blockages in my path. Holy Spirit convict me of any lack of forgiveness in my heart no matter how small.
Lord, I pray, let this new year draw great quantities of souls to You. Let winds of hurricane force bring Your children to You. Put a great hunger for You in the hearts of Your children, Lord. Many challenges shall arise in 2014~ enlighten souls of Your power to bring victory to people especially to those suffering and afraid.
Increase Your love in me, Jesus, that as hearts grow cold, Your love will flow stronger. Open doors for me to speak to people of hope. Lord make me who You created me to be. Help me fulfill the mission You set for my individual life. Yes, I believe this must be my primary goal for the New Year!
What is yours?