Well, have we all survived the first 8 days of 2014? I can tell you that God is an amazing God who really just keeps on giving us His children all the love and joy from His heart. I am so amazed at how much the Lord welcomes me and loves me home no matter the mistake that I make. I am so amazed by His never failing promises of life and joy and freedom.
I don’t make new years resolutions because a resolution is meant to get broken so I just keep on keeping on. I have desires to continue to a) loose more weight this year than I did in 2013. b)stay healthy, c) go so much deeper with the Lord that I will be able to see Him not so much in the rear view mirror but also to really gut wrenching deeply know that He is with me in the front mirror as well. I want to experience joy in 2014 that I have never experienced and I want to experience nothing short of glorious worship. I want to worship the Lord my God with all my heart, my mind, and my soul, and I want to take as many folks with me in worship as I can. But more than anything this is where I want to be in 2014 at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end going into 2015.
If I can trust one spoken declaration of God, I can trust them all! I am a new creation. He says I am forgiven. He says I am His child. He says His Word holds power over my sin. He says that I am the apple of His eye. He says He is coming back for me. Now, I need to walk in all of these because they are a certainty. They are truth statements of who God is. The question is NOT can I be transformed the question is does God do what He says? And according to Phil. 1:6 “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” And according to Psalms 138:1-3
“I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart; I will sing your praises before the gods. 2 I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. 3 As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.”
So, if He says that He will transform me than yes I will be transformed! This is my prayer for 2014 that I will continue to confirm the promises of my Father. No matter what 2014 brings I am standing on the promises of God, Yahweh, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Adonai, Jehovah. Whatever name He is producing today I will be standing on His promises because His word is His bond and He will not fail me.