A NEW YEAR: A NEW HEART
DID YOU HEAR THAT ?
It sounded like a LOUD “THUD”. I’m not sure if it came from the inside or the outside of me.
But I recognize it.
It’s the “Christmas is over” THUD. The lists (all women have lists ) have not only been checked off , but have found a resting place in the garbage. The baking, shopping, wrapping & cooking are done.The adrenaline level has just dropped and left a little sadness behind.
HOWEVER, there is another sensation rising. It’s not as definite and it feels like a mixture of anticipation and nausea. It’s the NEW YEAR’S SYNDROME taking over! As 2019 begins we hear a lot about PURPOSE & VISION for the new year. Some totally embrace that…some find it annoying.
So I have a gift for you…from 1Kings 3 verses 7, 8 & 9. You see, listing your strengths and weaknesses is a great exercise…but not for the threshold of a new year.
I am saying with Solomon and with you:” I AM LIKE A CHILD. I THINK I KNOW A FEW THINGS…BUT WITHOUT YOU ,GOD ,I DON’T KNOW HOW TO GO OUT OR COME IN. I DON’T KNOW HOW TO START ANYTHING OR FINISH IT.”
“GIVE ME A HEARING HEART.”
A HEARING HEART…a gamechanger. Arrogance, that will kill you, is destroyed.
God is so pleased when He hears you ask for this , that verses 10 to 13 say He will also give you all that you DIDN’T EVEN KNOW you needed.
“So Father God we pray that you will gift us with HEARTS THAT HEAR YOU. Then we will not miss anything you have for us or those we love in 2019.”
“HAPPY NEW YEAR JESUS .”