How was your 2020? Did you get challenged? Did you get isolated? Did you face trials? Did you face troubles? Did you face resistance? Did you get to a turning point? Did you lean on God through it all? Did you try to make it on your own! Did you stick with it and lead with love no matter how hard it was? Did that perseverance bear fruit? Did you learn something because you persevered and didn’t give up? We’re you able to lean on God because He had your back to help you get through it all? Today is the last day of 2020 and 2021 has some incredible things on the horizon. New team to be a part of lead. New people to join forces with to help the world a better place. New opportunities to learn and to grow. New opportunities to lead and to follow. God adjusted the end of 2020 in order to prepare in advance for 2021.
Today’s Verse of the Day:
“Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for on You do I lean and in You do I trust. Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my inner self to You.”— Psalm 143:8 AMPC
So as I start this last morning of 2020 and turn to God and His Word, I lean in on God rather than my own understanding between of His loving-kindness. I put all my hope and trust for 2021 in God because His loving-kindness. I start my days in His Word and with Him in hopes of hearing from Him and getting to know the way I should go. I choose to live my life as a living sacrifice, giving myself up to God so that in and through it all He will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’s name, Amen.
So how about you? Do you need guidance? Are you ready and willing to make seeking God a daily habit? Is your heart and mind in the right place for it? Are willing get them ready for such a move? Are you at the end of your rope and unsure what to do like David was when he wrote Psalm 143? Will you be like David and surrender yourself to God and ask Him to lead and guide you? Will you start your day meditating on God’s Word and His promises to you? Will you choose to receive and allow God to walk with you as you were going thru, are going thru challenges and through His redemption out the other side? Will you allow your faith to grow by reading and receiving God’s Word and promises so that you can receive His wisdom in knowing what to do in your today? So let’s take hold of the truth that Jesus came to the earth and was born for us, He sacrificed Himself on the cross for us, and He conquered to power of death and sin with His resurrection for us. Let’s not lose hope! Let’s not grow weary in doing good! Let’s daily lean in on God and then walk out His plans and purposes for our lives. Let’s ask God to show us the way we should go as we entrust our lives to Him. Let’s ask for His leading and guiding daily out of His unwavering love and mercy!
Were are you at today? Are you looking for guidance? Are you wondering where to turn? Are you at the end of your rope and needing help? Are you ready for some help? Are you ready to turn to God and ask? seek? knock? Let’s pray together.
Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven. At this moment I trust Christ alone as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Father, I take you at your word. I thank you that I can face death now that you are my Savior. Thank you for the assurance that you will walk with me through the deep valley. Thank you for hearing this prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.—The Sinner’s Prayer
Did you pray this with me? Would you like to connect and discuss it with me? Would you like to make time to start your walk with Jesus? Do you have questions? Please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.