Well, let me let the cat out of the bag a little later! 😉
First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!
2015 may or may not have been a great year, but I am sure it would have been a worthwhile learning experience. I am hoping that 2016 is going to be even challenging but would definitely end with a stronger us.
A question rang a bell this morning: ‘How best can I welcome 2016?’
May be calling family, visiting friends, baking cakes, going for a long drive, planting a tree and so on are a few good ways to start the year. You might have an even better list.
But the best way? I reckon it is more than self-centered desires, hobbies or plans. And immediately the question transforms into ‘How best would God like me to welcome 2016?’
Then the answer starts pouring from His word – Start the year in His presence; commit all your plans to God; depend on God for every little thing, meditate on His word, take godly decisions…
A standout for me was, start the year with a vision from God. Our plans, dreams, desires, vision may or may not happen. But a vision from God will stand. It will come to pass because He is faithful to fulfill His words.
The word of God says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” [Proverbs 29:18a (KJV)]
A vision is the like the sail which helps steer a boat in the direction of the wind or the catalyst which fastens a chemical reactions or a dream that becomes life’s purpose. In short, a vision propels, motivates, encourages, gives hope and even more – a divine vision happens. We need a vision, a vision for us from God.
To know God’s vision for us, we will have to sit in His presence, commit our plans to Him, meditate on His word and listen to Him speak.
If you are yet to ask God for His plans and vision for your life and ministry this year, I urge you to do so. There is nothing more accomplishing in life, than living with a divine vision. What is God’s vision for you this year?