Be generous with me and I’ll live a full life; not for a minute will I take my eyes off your road.

Open my eyes so I can see what you show me of your miracle-wonders.  Psalms 119:18 (The Message)

The new year faces each of us. I ask myself, “how will this year be different? How am I going to bear the cross? Will it be the same old stuff, or will I experience a spiritual breakthrough?” Instead of telling myself, “Lord, I don’t know how I am going to do this year,” I need to say “Lord, I can‘t wait to see how YOU do this!”

Let’s look back over our year together. In 2018 we’ve reflected upon the seven churches in Revelation, the four days that changed the world, our ethos: living in the way of Jesus with the heart of Jesus, the sermon on the mount, being a good neighbor, the life of the prophet Elijah, and filling up Christmas. It’s not about what we do, but who we are. It’s being God’s people, in whatever he asks us to do and wherever he asks us to go. When we walk with the Holy Spirit, in the way of Jesus with the heart of Jesus, we do what God wants us to do. It’s he himself who fills our life with goodness.

Let’s imagine a miracle in your life, something that credit can only be given to God. What needs to happen to make your relationship with God deeper and stronger? Take a moment to be quiet and listen for the still small voice of the Holy Spirit. God will make a way where there seems to be no way. Pray for it. “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7). “If we ask anything according to his will he hears us” (1 John 5:14).


By Donna Burns

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