It’s good to be back! I hope the year has started well for you
and I hope you are expecting some big things to happen to you
and for you! I have been “AWOL” because our church goes on
a Daniel fast at the start of every year.
But this year my pastor challenged
us to stop social “media-ring” during the fast….. 🙂 So I
decided to stop posting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter but
I realised if I was to stay off those social media sites I couldn’t
post anything on wordpress because my posts would appear on
those sites and I would be unable to respond for three weeks.
That is why I haven’t written anything until now.
I was glad I was still able to follow you guys though. I was
truly blessed by your posts…..
I am really excited about what God has in store for me this
year. In 2015 (December) I went to God with my 2016 calender
and told Him to fill it. I have plans for this year but I am still
limited in my thinking and that is why I asked Him to fill it.
He is great and mighty and not bound by what I am bound
by. He is not limited by what I am limited by and that is why
I am excited about this year. He is the One who is in control and
He is the One who is directing my steps.
I want to share a scripture that has really ministered to me
in this new year. I came across it as I read Brian Houston’s new
book Live, Love, Lead!
Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you
to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in.
The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t
small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as
plainly as I can and with great affection.
Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!
2 Corinthians 6: 11-13
I love this verse. There is a “wide-open, spacious life”
God has planned for me…..for us!
And we can’t allow small thinking and small dreams to hinder
the wide-open, spacious life God has for us!
The truth is this, God has a wide-open, spacious life for you. Don’t
believe anyone who says otherwise. His intension is to bless your
life. It’s not because you did something right. It’s not because
of anything you have done. It’s all Him! It’s all Him friends!
It’s because He loves us that He blesses us.
My life is not small! God has so much more in store for me than
I have imagined for myself and the same is true for you!
He has more of Himself He wants to reveal.
There is so much He wants to teach.
Like I said, this is going to be a great year!
Have a great day friends…..
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Hi Rolain: I like the “hand God my calendar.” That’s almost as good as handing Him a blank page with my signature at the bottom. His plans definitely are greater than ours. Thank you Jesus. We just have to get out of His way. Happy New Year.
It’s a big step of faith Sue but I am fully confident He will not disappoint. I am looking to Him…..and yes, His plans are definitely greater than ours and that is great news!!! Thanks Sue!
Awesome share Roland! Although I’ve read 2 Corinthians many times before I can’t wait to study over those scripture verses again!!
Thank you LaTrice.
That is an amazing pasaage of scripture indeed!
Welcome back Rolain 🙂 It’s wonderful to reflect on the wide open, spacious life God offers us. I’m so grateful for all the possibilities he offers us!
It’s good to be back writing again Ali….God is so good. He has so much in store for us. let’s be expectant! Have a great day Ali…..
I am inspired by your act of surrender, Rolain…giving your calendar, your plans, your life over to the Lord in 2016. I am going to do that…it’s not too late! God bless you, friend!
For so long I have tried to make things happen in my own strength but this year I want Jesus to take the wheel…..He is much suited to drive and lead the way. He has my best interests at heart and He loves me. This is the start and there is a long way to go. But this is what God wants, to be in control……This is His desire for us all! Thanks again.
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I hold on to this promise all the time. 🙂