On New Year’s Day morning I walked out to my car barefoot. In December. Unbelievable and yet that’s just what I did.
Oh beloved, maybe you didn’t walk out to your car barefoot. But you are walking into this New Year without hesitation. Your feet are shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace. You don’t have to stop and make preparation. Even though thorns and stones are out there, you are fully covered by Christ. It’s time that God’s people walk like God’s people. Peace is your birthright. Even though you may have much you feel you should worry about, the Lord says don’t worry about anything. Hesitation to believe God over your life had to give way when you pray every time you start to worry. That’s when the peace of God will guard your mind and heart in Christ Jesus. Guard! Who doesn’t need that!
Ferocious things are happening in the spirit world. But you are more ferocious than the enemy. You have the right to step out into life fully prepared and endowed with Spirit armor and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Yes, there will be times you wonder if God knows what He is doing. There may be heartbreak at your doorstep. It may look like the enemy is winning. But you are born again to live for Christ through it all, with your eye on your heavenly home. You have no need to feel like a loser because God is your everything and that’s why you always win!
God loves you and He’s for you. Even death cannot hold you back, for heaven is your true home. Run to Him this morning and ask the Lord to renew your destiny and to remove hesitation. And walk freely into this New Year full of everything you need for life and liberty in Christ!
Ephesians 6:15 and having strapped on your feet the preparation of the gospel of peace.
Philippians 4:6 – 7 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart triumphs, And with my song I shall thank Him.