Our Now Season!
Happy New Year! We had no idea…..on January 1, 2020 as we entered not only a new year but a new decade, what that year would require of us, for many: would take from us and how it would change everything. It feels as if everything we knew or had relied upon was not reliable. We began to question everything and we sought God harder, than possibly we ever had. We are still in the throes of 2020 as we enter this new year and I want to encourage us greatly that we not lose sight of, in spite of all the hardship, the great gains that God’s refining hand has brought to us. [2 Corinthians 4:16-18 TPT] We must realize again our only hope is in God. Despite the overwhelming challenges of 2020, great gains have been made! Though some may be unseen, they are gains none the less and we must, in gratitude, realize all that God has accomplished. In order for us to thrive in this new season I believe it is absolutely critical at the onset of this year to do a reset! Let me share an illustration. I don’t know if any of you had or remember those little inflatable punch toys we had as kids? You would punch them and they would always pop right back up to an upright position. The reason they did this is because they had a weighted foundation. Sand or something was in the base of these things to cause them to remain upright. [Luke 6:47-49 NKJV] I felt like this held a tremendous lesson for us: as long is our foundation is strong, no matter how hard we are hit or what winds blow against us we will always remain upright and recover due to our foundation! We will only be fit for His purpose as we allow God’s Word to transform us and shape us into the image of His Son [Romans 8:29] and truly live our destinies out of that! If we are going to live differently we must think differently! It’s going to be a phenomenal year!