In 2019 I am praying to see a lot of posts that start with:
“Hey, you guys, you’re not gonna believe this awesome report. . . !!!!!”
As the people of God assemble today may His people have a sense of the more that is to come of His purposes and His outpourings in 2019. May the hope of receiving and participating fill their hearts with expectancy. “In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary–we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!” (Rom.5:5, Msg)
As the people of God assemble today, may they be infused with Holy Spirit power to be fruitful all the year ahead. May vision and empowerment come to each one. I pray that the fruit our Lord gives you and your church this year will be like the net the disciples had to call for help to draw in. May there be such a bounty that the net would be near bursting with the catch. May your net be strong and hold. “So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net to land, full of large fish, 153 of them; and [though] there were so many of them, the net was not torn.” (Jn.21:11, Amp)
Beside Still Waters with Marty, Kathy and Melissa Gabler Beside Still Waters is an evening devotional of reading the Word of God and prayer. It is live on Marty Gabler’s Facebook page at 8:15pm Central Time each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
We must do something to see beyond our norm. What about an imagination that is available to God? Do we only see the mundane and the predictable and then do we pray and limit our expectations from that mundane perspective?
Have we sentenced ourselves to only praying within the predictable because of past disappointments and the conclusions of others? Children run around with a towel tied around their neck imagining that they can fly, imagining they are super heroes until we talk them out of it. As the New Year approaches let’s neglect the tendency to allow our constant consideration of our limitations to prevail and let’s reach for those new horizons where God delights in showing His kids things they have never seen. “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jer.33:3, NKJV)
Take all your needs and problems and stack them up. When you see how great they stack up, then put that stack next to Almighty God. He is greater than ALL your need. “. . . God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.” (1Jn.3:20, Msg)