“Yet if you devote your heart to him
    and stretch out your hands to him,
 if you put away the sin that is in your hand
    and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,
then, free of fault, you will lift up your face;
    you will stand firm and without fear.
You will surely forget your trouble,
    recalling it only as waters gone by.
Life will be brighter than noonday,
    and darkness will become like morning.
You will be secure, because there is hope;
    you will look about you and take your rest in safety.
You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid,
    and many will court your favor.

 

Job 11:13-19

As we enter this New Year, renew your covenant with God – a covenant of forgiveness, humility, simplicity, obedience, love. This is what we call a new beginning.

Like Job did, we need to come to the realization that life belongs to God. It does not belong to us. If life belonged to us, we could control it. We must live today as if it were our last day on earth. It is then that we will be sensitive to the voice of God in our heart.

God’s Spirit in our heart cries naturally Abba Father! This sense of fatherhood brings a natural basis for prayer because prayer is a relationship that exists between God and His children. Prayer is not yours – it is a relationship that is built. That is why we have to work on getting our heart in tune for prayer. To pray as God wants us to pray is the greatest achievement on earth. The life you live determines what you run your heart with. So, run your heart with the name Jesus – that is effective prayer.

Let God’s Word continue to run in your heart. Let His Word continue to run in your spirit. No matter what happens, no matter what comes, let nothing take you from His covenant. 

 

 

 

STRANGERS

“As a child of your Heavenly Father, there is a promise for you in Isaiah 43:1 that you have been redeemed by God, that He called you by name and you are His. What does it mean to belong to God? Once Christ purchases us with His Blood, we become aliens here on earth and there is a barrier between us and everything here in this world.”

GOD’S INVITATION

“Jesus is the One looking for you. He is looking for your attention. All around you are signs calling you to get back to God. That is why the heartbeat of the Gospel is the call to repentance – so you can be consecrated and reconciled to your Creator. Have you consecrated your heart to Him?”

THE POWER OF PEACE

“The peace that God gives is more powerful than the noise of the adversary. When Jesus in the boat spoke to the storm, the howling winds and waves obeyed His voice. (Matthew 8:26) What is your storm today? When you put your problems into God’s hands, He will put His peace in your heart and that is the real victory because if you truly believe, your heart will be at rest.”