‘We need to reorient our hiding places today. We have attempted to hide from God, but by the cross, He declares that we have been hidden with Christ in God! We can still hide, but today we hide in God rather than from Him.’ – Jennie Shut
I am praying that the truth of God’s Word, who He is and what He has done, and who we are because of Him become anchors for your 2018 and beyond.
I am praying the excitement and joy of the New Year, our greatest treasure our deepest joy is found in the person and work of Christ.
I am praying in our deepest sorrow, struggle, and sin, we fight against the automatic response of isolation in an attempt to put distance between us and God, us and God’s people, and instead run to the Strong Tower that is our lives hidden with Christ in God. Finding God's care and provision toward us in and through His people - the family of God [Pr 18:10, Col 3:3, Ps 68:6].
I am praying that this year, our hearts are soft and attentive to the voice of the Holy Spirit… As He leads us in all truth – Jesus, who stands before the Father as our advocate – the Father who has set His affections on us before the foundations of the world, the One that allows us to stand in His presence because of the perfect and complete work of Christ, who’s Spirit allows us to cry ‘Abba Father!’ [Jn 16:13, 1 Jn 2:1, Deut 10:15, 2 Cor 5:21, Rom 8:15, Gal 4:6].
In subtle and significant ways 2018 will try and convince you otherwise, but ‘This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. For the LORD of hosts has purposed, who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?’ [Is 14:26-27]
I am praying for you, for me, for our leading and serving, and our people that Truth will be the anchor of our souls [Heb 6:19].
Be anchored in what is true. Lead others who are anchorless to the Rock who is higher [Ps 62:2].