“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. 

 

 

 

THE COST THE VALUE

“It is the cost of what you have given up for God that makes His relationship so valuable to you. If you examine your life, you will know that if you fight for something, you will not want to lose it.”

THE POTTER’S HANDS

“The Hand that formed you from the dust
Is the Hand that lights the fire to melt you
Is the same Hand that rebuilds you stone by stone
And that fills you up anew.”

THE POWER OF SURRENDER

“Jesus was capable of coming down from the Cross unhurt but He knew that sometimes we have to do what we hate to create something we love. He knew there is great power in surrender.”