Why won’t the clock wait for me?
It can’t stop ticking. My daughter kept staring at the clock and wishing it could wait for just a while.
For once I felt that way.
I wish it could wait a bit just before we stepped into the New Year.
Maybe I was hoping for a grand entrance into the year.
Or perhaps a chance to unlock the secrets the year holds and the strategy to engage.
Who am I kidding? heh?
We both know that it doesn’t stop ticking.
Our quest for a format, an easy do-this-step, principles, drives us to set goals, get binders and journals and diaries, watch endless videos in which many at their best are not helpful.
Hold your thoughts a while!
I am like you, friend. I am a planner, a goal setter, time conscious …most of all I want to have a great year.
Do you know the best way to unlock the year?
Did I hear you say planning?
Planning is good stuff, ok? But doing everything with God’s backing is the best thing.
Having God lead you and following all the way would make for the great you desire. I won’t have it any other way.
The Word propels you to where God wants you.
The Word of God gets you ready, keeps you in the pace and takes you to the place.
The ‘How’, the ‘When’, the ‘Where’, the ‘Whom’, for this year is written. Only the Lord knows it.
As I flipped the Bible, my eyes caught hold of Proverbs 4:20-22.
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:20-22
To unlock the fullness of the year, we need to thrive in the Word.
You want to enjoy the fullness and richness of life, find the Word.
I mean life in every sense of it peace, joy, laughter, goodness, blessings, grace, mercy…whatever your life needs right now to be whole.
You want health in every sense physical, mental, spiritual …keep the Word in your heart.
The Word, in your ears, in your eyes, in your heart, will give you life and health.
More than ever, I plan to put the Word in my life first. Let God’s Word find first priority in your life this year.
Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus.
No distractions, no noise, no tugs here and there, Just Jesus.
The year holds so much for you.
How do I know this?
It is written …
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13
Did you read the passage?
We find God when we search with all of our heart.
Fix your heart on the Word.
Find Him. Thirst For Him.
Pay attention to what He tells you.
Let Word wrap everything in you.
Let everything in you be about the Word.
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Prayer For Unlocking The New Year
Dear Father, thank you for bring me and my family into this beautiful year. Sweet Jesus, help me to delight in your Word. Give me the grace to listen for your voice, to keep your Word in my heart and to fix my eyes on you in Jesus name. May I find your Word as I seek you wholeheartedly in Jesus name. Amen