A new year. A fresh start. A sense of relief knowing that the hard parts of the last year are behind me, and that God is getting ready to do a new thing.
I’m excited about all that this year holds for me and my family. I know God stands ready to bless me abundantly, yet I know that I also must do my part by seeking Him out through His Word and in prayer, asking for a greater revelation of His heart concerning all things. My desire is that God would open my eyes and ears to the wonders of the mysteries of heaven, and that I would apply what I learn through the scriptures to my own life in a greater way.
For me, it started this morning in the Book of Genesis.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
I’ve read this passage of scripture many, many times, and while I would normally camp out on God as Creator — He who made everything, today my heart could not get past God — the One who existed before the beginning of time. He who was and is and forever will be created all things by speaking them into existence. All things exist on account of the One who was present in the beginning.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
It all goes back to God.
As I begin a New Year filled with new hopes, dreams and possibilities, I remember that God has gone before me, from the beginning, and prepared the way for me this year. He knows the challenges that I will face, He understands the yearnings of my heart and He will remain faithful. Everything that my heart desires — every hope, dream, restored relationship — it all comes from Him. Without Him, there can be no blessing.
I am starting out this new year with a fresh perspective and an excitement to begin reading His Word in a more structured way. Structure helps me to stay focused. I have empty pages with which to fill with fresh revelation and insight. As I purpose in my heart to seek Him, He promises to provide the nourishment that my heart, soul and spirit needs to make it through each day.
He who was from the beginning, He sees all things and knows all things. I trust that He holds me in the palm of His hands. He will direct my life as I seek Him through His Word and in prayer.
So today, I’m starting at the very beginning. I’m starting with God.
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What better way to begin anew than to begin with God. He promises to bless with fresh revelation those who purpose in their hearts to seek Him out.
Will you join me as we read His Word together?
*For my daily reading, I’ve chosen to use the Deeper Water’s Reading Plan. There are multiple types of reading plans. You don’t have to pick mine. Just pick something that is doable for you and will help you to get into the Word each day. I will also be reading from my Jesus Calling devotional which I’ve never actually read.
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