God hears every desire of your heart. Sometimes His answers are so obvious while other times more subtle. I would like to share one of the most obvious answers to prayer that I have recently encountered. My neighbor was rushed into emergency surgery. The situation was tenuous at best. The day of his surgery I walked around my development praying for him and his family. The only word that came to me to pray over him was ‘life’ so I just prayed the word ‘life.’
After several laps around I came home and opened my mailbox. In with the letters there was a package. Some time ago I had ordered a pendant to be made in Israel. On that very morning God delivered the pendant from the Holy Land. The pendant is the Hebrew character Chai. Simply translated it means ‘life.’ I knew then without a doubt that my neighbor would be ok. On that morning God sent and confirmed the promise of ‘life’ all the way from Israel! My neighbor’s recovery has been amazing to the full restoration of ‘life.’
A New Season Begins!
As we begin this New Year today, I want to encourage you. Begin afresh. Leave all that has gone before and look toward this day with a renewed sense of ‘life.’ 2017 will be a year of hope fulfilled, dreams restored, order where there has been chaos. All will move swiftly. There has been a clearing out and a heart transformation of what no longer serves you. Be open to the move of God in this season. It is quick. It is mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. A new season breaks forth…a season replete with ‘life’ on every level. With your foundation firmly established in Jesus Christ, know that this year will bring together every scattered, broken place to the fullness of restoration and ‘life.’
I speak ‘life’ over you, over your calling in Him ‘for such a time as this,’ over your household in Jesus’ name. Faint not for your time is now. Speak to any dry bones, or shelved dreams and visions. Prophecy ‘life.’ This is the time. This is the season. Speak ‘life!’ Look neither to the left nor to the right but keep focused on Him for He is your shield. He is your rear guard. He is your exceedingly great reward. There is none like Him!
It Is Never Too Late!
If you have not yet made the decision to accept Jesus into your heart, do it now. Do not wait another minute. Speak to Him from your heart (for it is always a heart issue). Tell Him you have fallen short in your life. Sincerely apologize for your sins. Ask Him to cleanse you and come into your heart and be Lord over your life. From this moment forward let His Spirit guide you along the narrow road that leads to everlasting life.
Please Join Me In Prayer
Father, as we stand on the threshold of this New Year, we come together in thanksgiving for all that You are and for all that You have carried us through. We are humbled by Your faithfulness, compassion and mercy. We are awed by Your power and might. Thank You for counting us among Your people and empowering us to bring ‘life’ to a darkened world. Equip us as we begin this year to be ever faithful to You and Your ways. Convict us to stay on the narrow path that leads to ‘life.’ We love You. We worship You. We honor You in Jesus’ name. Raise us up ‘for such a time as this!’ Amen and Amen.