|Posted on January 1, 2019 at 12:05 AM|
A WHOLE NEW YEAR'S WORTH OF TIME BEGINS!
FATHER, every time in 2018 that i did not heed that still small voice and got myself in a mess, I give to You, and Father I ask you to perfect it. Forgive me for my non-attendance to your urging, Holy Spirit. I repent and I ask You for this new year that You will speak louder in my ear, or perhaps that You will help me to be more attentive and hear You. Now as I step through the veil into 2019, entering into a new year in my life, Holy Spirit, I choose to be closer to You, more connected to You.
Prayer and meditation~
You are HOLY SPIRIT, the holy One. You are my God! And You are HOLY. Your holiness is a power. I want to dwell in that atmosphere of Your power. Jesus covered me with His righteousness, so I can come into Your Presence my Holy God. Teach me how to dwell in holiness with You. Love. Love is a key, for You are Love. Dwelling in your Presence is dwelling in a special place of Your power in/of holiness and of/in pure Love. Let that sweetness of Your pure love fill me and overflow from me. Yes, let me be Your love spreader wherever I go.
Exodus 31:13 (New Living Translation) “Tell the people of Israel: ‘Be careful to keep my Sabbath day, for the Sabbath is a sign of the covenant between me and you from generation to generation. It is given so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy.
Webster’s Dictionary: ‘holy’ from hal meaning whole. also hallow; same root in Greek- beautiful; Also consecrated or set apart to sacred use; sanctity; godliness; sacredness; holy manner; sanctity: inviolability: state of being, not violated, unprofaned; unpolluted; unbroken; not to be treated with irreverence;
Lord, You sanctify. You set apart for Your use. The Sabbath is a sign of the covenant between You, my God, and mankind. We must keep the Sabbath. Do not profane it. It is for rest, holy to God. It is given so you may know that “I am the Lord, who makes you holy.”
Father 2019 it would be good for us to take a more serious look at this Scripture, for our God has called it essential for us to follow; it represents the covenant between God and us..
So how does this work? How does God, make us holy? It was accomplished through JESUS. You Jesus, Son of God, our King, our Savior! Through Your death and resurrection, You removed from us the sin nature which separated us from the Father. Our spirit was unconnected from God in our sin nature, but now when we accept Jesus gift of redemption, we are made whole and sinless. We are reconnected to You my God. Thank You Jesus!
Holy also means inviolable, unpolluted, unbroken. With our sin nature gone, and with the covering of Jesus righteousness, we are unpolluted. When we chose to accept Your gift, Jesus, and to live our life for You, You purified us for Yourself. We can bow down to be anointed by You to live our life for Your purposes not our own. This year, 2019, purify our thoughts, that we may hear You speak in truth. We want to live in You as You live in us that we may be one as You Jesus say:
(John 17:21-23 AMP) That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me. 22 I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one: 23 I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.
Enjoy a connection with God! It is His desire! He loves us so much! But the choice is ours!