“Now this is eternal life,that they may KNOW YOU, the only True God and Jesus Christ whom YOU have sent… ” John 17:3
As the dawning of a new year comes, we seek YOUR PLANS and bow down giving YOU praise and thanksgiving for 2015.
YOU were there.
YOU were in it.
YOU carried us through.
Anxiety came to stifle peace.
New challenges presented fresh opportunities.
We opened the door and found YOU ahead of us.
There were gifts of HOPE, JOY and INCREDIBLE LOVE!
Holy God, YOU are never taken by surprise as we are.
That’s why Jesus came.
YOU knew we would need a Savior, a personal GOD to hold on to- the Lover of our souls, an intercessor who ever seeks to keep our hearts delivered from other gods that vie for attention.
And they are always lurking…pride and ambition push their thoughts upon us BUT there are also inward pulls of self absorption , doubt and fear.
YOU OVERCOME— every time.
We are in YOU so we can overcome!
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Name of Jesus and how fervently HE prays for us” Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name– the name you gave me so that they may be one as we are one.” John 17:11b
That we may become one– what a prayer!
Moment to moment a conscious surrender to YOU breaks the back of the oppressor and sets the captive free and that is necessary for us all.
What will YOU carry us through in 2016?
What joy will be ours?
What glory will be revealed?
I know YOU are already there.
What a triumph!
” As you have sent me into the world, I sent them into the world. For them I scanctify myself THAT they TOO may be TRULY scanctified.” John 17:18
We will be sent out and set apart for YOUR GLORY!
Choose the places we are to go.
Close all doors except the ones YOU open.
Plan our schedules, Lord– where we are to be and with whom.
Add ,subtract, delete.
Give us strength to continue.
Shield us from the evil one.
YOUR prayer for us is also for ” those who will believe in me through their message.”
YOU care about people and so must we.
You know the way for YOU ARE THE WAY.
Come Lord Jesus and bless each one who prays this prayer for their lives and embraces all YOU have for them in the New Year.
” Every branch that does not bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” John 15:2
We will be pruned.
” He withdrew…to a solitary place.” Matthew 14:13
We must withdraw and pray.
” That night the Lord appeared to (Issac ) Genesis 26:24
YOU still come.
YOU come when we call.
YOU come to us through circumstance, through others who care, through a RHEMA Word from YOUR WORD. YOU invade our thoughts and give us words to read, speak, sing — write.
We yearn for YOUR PRESENCE.
We choose YOU.
YOU choose our way.
Hear our prayer for one another.
Accept our praise and gratitude.
KNOW that we trust in YOU alone.
In Jesus’ Name and Through His Life, I pray
May God Bless each of you,
Happy New Year 2016