Saturday, January 5, 2013
The start of a new year is always one of the most exciting times for people. It comes with self-reflection and great expectations. For some, it involves making resolutions (and often breaking them rather quickly :).
For me, the start of a new year always involves drawing away from the things of the world and drawing closer to God--seeking His face and direction. I believe that 2013 is a time of revelation, clarity, and the grace of God in operation. Already, I have seen God answer prayers and move mountains. Yes, already! For this, I am so very grateful.
I want more of Him and less of me. I need more of Him and less of me. I expect more of Him and less of me. Actually, all of Him and none of me would be ideal. I don't want this consecration to be a part-time affair in my life, however, and too often it has been. I'm not saying I have walked away from Him. I'm saying it's so easy to become distracted and coast rather than press into His presence. I want daily, moment-by-moment, second-by-second intimacy with my God. That's what He desires for all of us, and that's what I was created for--to know Him as I am known by Him. Anything less is simply not good enough.
God bless you all as you move forward into your destiny. May you find joy in His presence, and may you fulfill His purpose each day. Here's to the revelation, clarity, and grace that are there for the taking...