I pray that you are all settled into the new year, and that everything is going well for you. It has been busy for me between school and work, but I am thankful for all God has done and is doing.
One of the greatest blessings that God has given to us is Himself. His presence with us is everything. Knowing that the Creator cares enough to come and live within the hearts of mankind, your heart and my heart included, is beyond my understanding.
God’s plans are perfect, so we can rest in His goodness as we embark upon this new year. There is no fear in perfect love (1 John 4:18), and His love is certainly perfect. Therefore, we have no reason to fear. Another one of God’s great blessings to us is prayer. Pray allows us to draw closer to Him, and know Him more.
Matthew 6:6 NLT, “But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.”
Time alone with the Lord in prayer is vital for us as Christians. Through prayer, we not only draw closer to the Lord but we also receive knowledge, direction, and wisdom for the road ahead. He delights in answering our prayers as we seek Him and acknowledge Him in all of our ways.
I pray our desire for Jesus would remain our greatest desire, and lead to a purposeful 2021 as we continue to love and serve Him! I am thankful that we are always secure in Jesus.