Yes Lord – No buts… - My prayer for us today is that we will have a fresh encounter with Jesus, in order to build our faith and trust in the One Who is our rock and solid foundation. May we surrender everything to our Heavenly Father, our Provider. He has graciously gifted us with all the talent and ability we need to follow His call on our lives. Let’s not lean on our own strength or worldly perspectives, but rather follow the Holy Spirit’s direction! May we stop to look and see the needs around us; and may we surrender every aspect of our lives to our ever-present, Lord Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6)
Take heart! - This season, I believe for all of us, has been one of being intentional about growing in Christ. Maybe we have found time to reconnect with God more often, or possibly we are more aware of His presence in our lives, or we are spending more time in His Word... No matter how our faith has been stirred, let us continually strive to put aside our old ways and our own will, so that we can grow deeper in trusting God, and fixing our eyes on the eternal hope and glory that lie before us! (2 Corinthians 4:7-9 and 16-18)
God is in our breakthrough… - We are well into this year, seeing nature changing and preparing for new seasons… This recently caused me to halt for a few seconds and take stock. We are all excited and energised at the beginning of a new year, hopeful about fulfilling our goals and dreams for the year. Upon reflecting, I was aware that we sometimes later find ourselves feeling a little discouraged, our souls cast down, as we realise how busy life has been; and how we may not be as far advanced with our plans and dreams as we prayed and believed we would…
To You be the glory and power forever… - Leslie Bennett so profoundly stated during our January Webinar that: “Prayer is a process of turning from being overwhelmed by our problems and underwhelmed by Christ… to turning to being overwhelmed by Christ and underwhelmed by our problems”. In layman’s terms – keeping our prayers – our eyes and focus on Jesus!