We seem to have a fixation on the danger of life here on planet Earth. The only problem is the dangers we can remedy don’t seem to have any importance. Yet the things we focus on are impossible to track. Why are we so worried about what could happen to us? And why would we rather read about it and watch it on tv than do something different?
Oh beloved, there truly is danger, danger everywhere. This is a faulty planet full of faulty devices and faulty people. We are subject to these failures. But you beloved, don’t have to spend all your time building a case against everything. Unless Jesus returns we will not get out of this life alive.
God thinks it’s time that you and I left whatever fears we have behind – back in 2018. He wants to give His people a fresh start for this year. He wants to give a freedom that is heavenly. Not a lackadaisical kind of who cares life. But a life full of wisdom to know what to be concerned about and what not to. You’ve not been created to live an apathetic life. But you have been created to know what to give your passions and focuses to. This wisdom God wants to pour out on His people is very needed and right on time. What if we left the troubles of last year back there? He tells us in His Word “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hair to your head?” We cannot stop living, for our life is now in Christ. He has Kingdom work for us. But first – He wants to build His Kingdom presence within us so that we have trust and boldness to live in the midst of a perverse generation on a earthly planet with our Spirit wielding life secure in Him!
God says remember who you are more often than you remember where you are. Turn on the Word of God more than you turn on the disaster messages. He says don’t sweat the small stuff and 99% of it is quite small. Instead lay your worries on the altar of last year and pick up your directions from the altar of fresh fire in 2019! God has great plans for you. They include believing in yourself the way He believes in you. They include fighting spiritual fires in the power of Holy Spirit. Those plans also include you getting closer to the Lord your God this year than ever before. You aren’t the sum of the troubles you’ve had, you are the representative of the glory of God in the world this year!
God loves you and He’s for you. That should be enough to get your fire restarted and to soothe your heart so that you can move forward. Run to Him this morning and ask Him for His help. And live, precious one, in the Light of His 2019 plans for your life of faith!
Genesis 17: 1 Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.”
Isaiah 44: 3 For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants
Matthew 5: 14 You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
Job 17: 9 The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.
Isaiah 40: 31 But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.