My hope and prayer for you is that as the year 2021 has begun, you are living with a profound sense of purpose and hope! In any place you can identify a lack of hope, I encourage you to diligently find the promise of God in scripture that is relevant to your situation. God is not only intimately aware of your current life circumstances; He has made provision for your ability to overcome difficulty.
For many, the month of January is used as a time to recommit to a certain discipline or value or begin a new habit that one has always intended. This is often wonderfully called a New Year’s resolution. While the advent of a new year can be a wonderful time of commitment, I have learned that process is a vital aspect of what we have committed to being a value in our lives. I define the process as the journey to trust God as your source in every season and situation. This month I felt impressed by God to share some key aspects of that process. I have learned these are crucial to embrace if we are going to bear great fruit. Revelation of our future is the inheritance of every believer. (Proverbs 29:18, John 16:13) Revelation is given by God to anchor us in having a vision of the future from God’s perspective. God often gives revelation regarding our future but not revelation regarding the opposition we will face. (Genesis 37:5-11)
Opposition to the will of God in our lives is guaranteed. (Matthew 13:18-23).
God allows things to happen in our lives that He could prevent in His sovereignty because it is an opportunity to experience life as an overcomer. (Genesis 37:18-22) A sign of maturing is that despite opposition, we live from revelation, not in reaction to the opposition. (Genesis 39:1-6)
In the process, we must develop spiritual disciplines as a habit. (fellowship, fasting, stewardship, community, a heart quick to forgive). Process demands that we commit to a mindset the leads to the behavior we never dreamed possible. (John 6:28-29)
I encourage you to read each of these statements and the corresponding scriptures. Allow God to reveal Himself to you in your current life circumstances. God has similar foundational goals for each of us, but we are all in different life seasons and development stages. The Godhead is wonderfully committed to us becoming mature, leaving an eternal legacy for eternity.
I wanted to once again thank you for standing with this ministry as a faithful monthly partner! Your partnership with this ministry allows us to obey God and follow His vision of equipping reformers to display the brilliance of God. As always, we want to hear from you! Please share your testimonies and prayer requests by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are committed to standing with you to see the purposes of God established in your life! We love you and are honored to have you connected to us as a Covenant Partner.
Choosing to Trust Him,