The Call of the New Year

What is calling to you in this new year of 2018? A fresh start? Perseverance? Reconnection? Or maybe simply to keep taking steps. I find it fascinating how the switch to a new year, over the course of a 24 hour period, can be so impactful for many. The truth is, January 1 represents simply the next day after December 31. What has shifted that causes the impact we witness around us or even in our own heart? Does time or its shifting actually have tangible power?

While I don’t really have an answer, I do know that events associated with time certainly do. Take Jesus’ entrance. The Bible declares that “in the fullness of time”, Jesus came. In other words, there was an appointment where time had to pass including all the events associated with it before He came. I wonder how much that dynamic operates in the kingdom life we all are seeking to live? What things in our life will come to pass only after a “fullness of time”?

You are not alone in your wondering. This question is resonating in my own heart beyond anything I have experienced to date. Which leads me to stop and explore my present journey and God’s presence in it. What is He calling me to? What of my future has a voice above all voices that seeks to captivate my heart, originating from heaven’s King and Father of my life?

As you ask this same question, I bless you with open channels to God’s heart in order to apprehend what is for you in this hour. In your discovery, may fresh courage and boldness fill you, empowering your steps and giving your life sustaining vitality for your journey into 2018.

Unstoppable Presence

Check out my latest Rays of Life Encouragement sharing an allegorical experience about encountering the Lord’s Presence despite circumstances that speak otherwise. I welcome any comments you may have. If you want to receive these encouragements directly, contact me with your email. To find this and other writings, click Writings on my website at http://www.heavensdawn.net .

Be Extraordinary in the Ordinary

The life of Jesus that we receive is meant to not only impact the “events” of our lives, but also that which we might call the “ordinary” times and seasons we mostly live in. In fact, to become extraordinary in these moments is crucial to our journey with Him. Certainly He is the life giver for our mountains and valleys. However, he wants to be the same in the “ordinaries”. As we embrace and walk in this expectation, we will not be prepared for what He has in store not only for us, but also for those around us we give His life to. (Taken from a recent message — To hear it in its entirety, click this link  http://tf-sandy.org/home/component/sermonspeaker/sermon/10252.html