Where are you right now?
Have you gotten to
a new place
what is next for you?
Did you walk there
did you ride the wave there? Did you choose that place
or was it chosen for you?
It seems that in life
we get to a place
where we need to make
a fresh start.
We find in the Bible that at the crossroads when the land wasn’t able to sustain Lot and Abram together that Abram allowed Lot to choose which land he wanted and he chose the best land in the area. However, God had greater plans for Abram who found himself at a crossroads of needing to make a fresh start. God gave him a bold new vision.
Do you have a vision,
a bold new vision for who you are
and where you are going?
Let’s take a lesson from Abram and what God spoke into his life – look from the place where you are. Don’t consider it an ending, but a new beginning, a fresh start. Turn to God for wisdom and direction. Is it that you want to break a bad habit or revive a lost dream? Is it that you want to get a handle on your finances or start your own business, maybe write a book or some other dream or vision God has given you. Is God telling you to get started right now? This could be your new beginning!
Will you be obedient? Will you step out in faith? Will you do your part and walk it out? What has God shown you? Is now the time to get out and walk out what God is giving you? As God gave Abram the land and told him to go walk it out as He was giving it all to him as an inheritance.
“Do what you need to do. It may not be easy. It might take some time. But trust God and go for whatever it is. Look from the place where you are right now – and go!” – quote
14 After Lot had gone, the LORD said to Abram, “Look as far as you can see in every direction—north and south, east and west.
Prayer Starter (from today’s devotional):
God, regardless of what’s happened in the past, help me to look up from where I am now. I thank You for Your new beginning for me. I will boldly step into it and walk out Your calling for me.
I thank You Lord for this new day and for all that is within it. I praise You Lord for the incredible truths that You speak into my life daily through Your Word and through those You have put into my life. Lord god as I step out today and pursue what You have for me Help me I pray to be able to step back and focus on Your work. Help me Lord as I look at a role of management to be able to look into and learn what I need to do to step up and step into what You are calling me to do. Help me Lord to take the skills and talents You have given me, the experiences and expertise that You have provided and to do and become the man You have planned and made me to be. I thank You Lord for my family and friends and for the encouragement and support that You have provided me through them. Lord, without You there is nothing I can do, but with You all things are possible. Help me Lord to meet the right people and have the right conversations to be able to develop into all that You desire of me. Help me Lord to abide in You rather than strive so that I may be obedient in stepping into the vision and plans You have for me. Lord, You are so awesome and my hope and trust are in You. May Your way lead me. May Your plans guide me. And may all I say and do bring You praise, honor, and glory I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Verse of the Day
23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.24 Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.
Fearful to Fearless
7 For you have rescued me from my troubles and helped me to triumph over my enemies.
Recounting how God has delivered us from previous troubles encourages us and gives us the confidence to give our fears over to Him.
Today – Day 217
- 2 Kings 22
- Would you be labeled like these men?
they are honest and trustworthy men.
- How will you respond when the truth of God is revealed to you? When the Holy Spirit opens your eyes to see and your ears to hear how great is our God and His plans for you what will you do?
- God is long suffering, but justice will come.
- 2 Kings 23
- Will you follow after God? Let’s reform our lives and our hearts and our minds and follow after God.
- Who are you following? Will you stop and turn back to the one true God?
- Sometimes it requires a good house cleaning to get back on track and in alignment to be able to step out and step forward into all that God has and desires for you.
- Let’s turn to the Lord with all our hearts, soul, and strength
- 2 Chronicles 34
- Seek God’s plan and will for you and your life.
- Purify and cleanse your life
- Wondering what the standard is and what life is supposed to be like? – Pick up God’s Word and you will learn…(Paper version, Online version, Kindle, Apps, etc.)
- 2 Chronicles 35