Romans 8:17 (MSG)
This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life.
It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?”
God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are.
We know who He is, and we know who we are:
Father and children.
And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—
an unbelievable inheritance!
This is the year! 2016 is going to be a year where God is going to move in more supernatural ways. Does the Bible say that? No It only indicates some happenings in the 'last days.' I truly believe we are in the last days; so I look for signs and in my spirit feel stirrings. Recently I heard a prophet named Hank Kunneman who had some powerful things to relate about 2016.
This hope and subdued excitement within was sparked by the verse above from the Message Bible. Look at the words!
On Feb 12, 2016, my prayer was of thankfulness: Thank You Father! My heart opens itself pouring out gratitude to You. Such a God You are! Beautiful in Your vastness. Shining in magnificence and glory! You are awesome in goodness and mercy. And yet, You love ME. You call me by my name and claim me as Your own. My identity is in You, Lord.
Thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness. Thank You for forgiveness, for my Savior, Your Son Jesus, Who agreed to suffer and die for my sins. Such torture that was mine to suffer for my sin debt, Jesus took it on His shoulders to pay. Thank You Jesus that I can now come before my Father cleansed of all sin; I am able to approach Him, run to Him, and jump into His arms for a big hug. Jesus, because of Your sacrifice, I will spend eternity with You in heaven!
Your heart is so full of love for me, it is a constant stream; I can feel love filling my days. You are the supreme “valentine”. My life is full because of Your love for me. You send Holy Spirit to be my guide, my mentor, my advocate, my comforter. He keeps me filled and thinking good thoughts.
He also convicts me of bad ones, like yesterday when I was irritated that the line my car was in was just sitting there or inching forward. And some car comes up on the right and wants to get in. He had not been sitting there for ten minutes inching along. I made sure he could not get ahead of me!! Then “zing” Holy Spirit convicted me of my uncharitable thought. The car managed to get in several cars ahead of me, so it was not an action on my part. But the resentful attitude was sinful, and I repented for it. Thank You Holy Spirit for convicting me; I want to be like You and extend grace more easily. Yes Lord, exuberant expectation and hope fills my spirit these days. Your goodness and mercy are going to be bursting out more frequently and I am eager to see what You are going to do!! Do you feel it too, my friends? Keep your ears and eyes open and keep a heart of expectancy. We’ll share time together in the hereafter talking more about the goodness and graciousness of our God!! May the wonder of His love fill all the empty spaces in your hearts today and every day!