I have been seeking His direction for the days ahead, as is common when one year ends and another begins. I do not wish to chart my own course but rather obediently step along the path He designs. I ask. I seek. I knock.
Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 Amplified
Then I wait and I listen, tuning spiritual ears to hear if He shouts or if He whispers.
One word was deposited in my spirit. Accelerate.
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"To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.
To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.
To hasten, as the occurance of an event.
To become faster; to begin to move more quickly. "
Definition taken from Wiktionary
I am praying that the Lord reveal in what ways He wants me to apply this to my life, but it does seem to be His theme for the year ahead of me.
I also sense Him telling me that this is the year to break the strangle hold that the spirit of "fear of man" has had on me, that I need to fear Him and Him alone. He has told me repeatedly that I am His child, His "little one". I believe that the following is a key scripture for this year of breaking free:
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 NIV
However, as I read through Romans 8, I'm beginning to think that the entire chapter is vitally important to memorize and internalize, so by the end of this year, I would like to be able to recite the chapter, from beginning to end, having it rooted and thriving deep in my heart.
As my Lord reveals more, I will attempt to share with you here. Until then, what is He telling you about the year to come?