2016 is a gift of God. The world is in chaos but make no mistake, our Sovereign God has it under control. For sure, appearances may not be the reality. We live in a world that is desperate for solutions to problems. We in our individual lives are desperate for ‘fixes’ and sideline or even forget the counsel of God.
If 2016 is a gift of God, then what can I do in 2016 to experience His presence and grace? Three questions permeated my thoughts last year and I am going to continue to pursue them this year.
First, how do I better listen to God and do what He says?
Second, how do I better trust Him for protection and provision?
And third, how can I learn to better serve others by always doing what are best for them regardless of my own desires?
Those are the goals of my game plan. And it originates from a heavenly source.
God speaks to us clearly. We need to restart. Listen to what God says about restarting … and He never uses the word. “My child whom I love and have compassion for, take to heart what I’m telling you; collect my counsels and guard them with your life. Tune your ears to My world of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding. That’s right—if you make Insight and not your insight a priority, and won’t take no for an answer, searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt, believe Me, before you know it you will discern the reality of God and you’ll have come upon the Knowledge of God.” [Pro 2:1-5 Adapted from MSG]