Let the evidence speak for itself.
I haven’t journalled much of my walk with God in 2012. It’s not that I haven’t been walking with Him – or that there wouldn’t be anything to journal – I think I just fell out of the habit of seeing with eyes of faith (which also fell a bit to the wayside at the tail end of the year) or at least blogging about it.
I don’t do resolutions – but if I did I would resolve to post more often in 2013 – not because I think you need to read this, but because it is a good discipline for me. To see God at work in my life and acknowledge it. To question some of my choices and ways of doing things, ways of being – and allow the thoughts to mirror God at work in me. To let God in more …
I have one more week here in Finland then return to the UK for at least six months – to plod on with my PhD and also work for Inspire. It’s going to be an exciting and interesting period. But God has to be first or it’s all a waste of time -eternally speaking.
This morning as I was contemplating the year ahead I was reminded of this scripture
Psalm 97:1–6 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. 4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.I haven’t read it for ages yet it’s a favourite of mine.
In my mind I can see the Magestic Rockies ‘melting like wax’ before the even more Magestic Lord of Lords.
I can see the light shining and the distant shores rejoicing as in the words of the Hillsong worship chorus
You said “Ask and you will receive whatever you need”
You said “pray and I’ll hear from heaven and I’ll heal your land”
You said “Your glory will fill the earth like water the seas”
You said “Lift up your eyes, the harvest is here the Kingdom is near”
You said “Ask and I’ll give the nations to you”,
Oh Lord that’s the cry of my heart distant shores and the islands will see Your light as it rises on us
just love it, don’t you? You can hear it here
But it all starts with renewing our covenant with God. The start of a new year (no matter how artificial that is) is as good a place as any to do that. Wesley’s Covenant prayer is a fabulous aid to handing over our life to Him.
May the end of 2013 finish even better than it starts – let it be a year of radical commitment to following Jesus.