May He plant dreams in you this year. May the desires of your heart match His desires for you. May you glimpse the vision of your tiny but important part in the big story and may He continue to guide your direction.
Know that only you are uniquely equipped to bring those dreams to fruition. Listen closely to His whispers. Follow the arrows He's laid out. Trust. Be present. Love without limits. Be bold. Extend grace. Live in freedom. Speak truth. Recognize the opportunities in front of you. Cultivate faithfulness.
May you take "risks" of faith in the confidence that only His strength will bring it all together. From a posture of humility, may you wholeheartedly pursue the task at hand with joy knowing that where you are is where you should be. In realizing of the eternal significance of the moment may you leverage it for His glory. And in perseverance through trials may you develop determination that is fueled by hope. May Jesus shine through you.
And may He draw you closer so that you feel Abba's embrace as never before.
Happy new year, friends!
Surely He has done great things! Do not be afraid, land of Judah; be glad and rejoice. Surely the Lord has done great things! Do not be afraid, you wild animals, for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and vine yield their riches. Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for He has given you the autumn rains because He is faithful…
…then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed. And afterward, I will pour our my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth,...Joel 2:20-23, 27-30
Such confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, bur our adequacy is from God, who made us adequate as servants of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills but the Spirit gives life. ~2 Corinthians 3:4-6
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God's wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived–the things God has prepared for those who love him–these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit teaches all things, even the deep things of God. ~ 1 Corinthians 2:6-10