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Rick and I chose to spend our day, like most January firsts, reflecting and praying. There is much ahead of us. This will be a season of support building, planning and allowing God to bend, break and mold our hearts for the long term mission work awaiting us.
Then I experienced what could only be described as what people call a light-bulb moment.
Our word for 2014 flashed large, bright and clear.
There is work to be done, but not in our own power. Only in Him can we accomplish anything. I am still learning to relax into the work He has already done.:
Behold, I send an angel before you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place which I have prepared Exodus 23:20 RSV
the work He is doing:
Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work 2 Timothy 2:21 NIV
and the work yet for us to do:
but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence 1 Peter 3:15 RSV
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction 2 Timothy 4:2 NIV
Prepare your shields, both large and small, and march out for battle! Jeremiah 46:3 NIV
Go through, go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Cast up, cast up the highway! Gather out the stones. Lift up a standard or ensign over and for the peoples Isaiah 62:10 Amplified
A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God Isaiah 40:3 NIV
Is the Lord whispering or perhaps shouting a word into your spirit to focus you in 2014? Please feel free to share.
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