Aligning Ourselves With God In 2022!

It’s the beginning of the year, here we are with our goals and resolutions, waiting to start or maybe some of us have started on them already. Having goals and resolutions are not bad things to have, specially if you follow through for the rest of your life, because that’s what we should do, make positive changes that are not temporary but that will transform us into better human beings for the rest of our lives. This year I am planning to do just that but as a follower of Christ I am taking it a little further and aligning my goals, resolutions and dreams with God’s will and purpose for my life! I dont know about you but I felt the power of God when I thought alignment with God’s will and purpose. We know that He already wants the best for us, we know that He has thought about our future and we know that He loves us. (Jeremiah 29:11). Some of us right now, are able to see beyond our natural eyes can see and praise God for that, then some of us are clouded and uncertain, For those who are able to see beyond, I just encourage you to share that hope, share that vision and continue to share that faith with those who’s vision is still blurry. For those who are uncertain, I encourage you to seek God’s word, seek His kingdom above anything else that’s in your life (Matthew 6:33), Walk by faith specially when you dont see anything happening, take time to sit quietly and envision all that God has promised you and what His word says about you. Let us pray.

Abba, please forgive us if we’ve pushed you away, if we have believed our fears over you, if we have seen nothing and embraced nothing, forgive us if we’ve aimlessly wandered without direction in desperation and isolation, we receive your forgiveness and we invite you right now to live in our hearts to take charge of our feelings and to command our thoughts, let us align ourselves with your favor with your freedom, your love, forgiveness, let us flow in your bountiful grace. We ask that in the times when we are weak we remember that you are strong! Let us remember in grief that your Joy is Power! We lift this year up to you with an expectant heart and faith filled heart that You are who You say You are and that You DO NOT change! Thank you for your continuos love and mercy. Thank you for your much wanted and needed presence. Thank you for what you already have planned for my life and I receive the flood of your blessings. Lord, I want to walk in Freedom and Favor not of material things but in spirit to fullfil your purpose and will for my life. In Jesus name Amen!

Just A Reminder Of Love…

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:1‭-‬6‭, ‬8‭-‬13 NIV

Before I read my devotional today, the word love kept popping in my head, I then asked the Holy Spirit to show me and guide me in this message. Later that day I was with someone who displayed the complete opposite of what love is according to God, and as I read my devotional now and read 1 Corinthians 13, I was overwhelmed with emotions because there are so many moments in our lives where we miss the mark, we operate so easily and fluidly in negative emotions and we so boldly display them like they’re something to be proud of but when do we do that with love? It took me back to the person who has said they loved me and in their own way I guess I believe that they do but the tone, the words don’t display God’s description of love. Honestly, it makes me sad, but so clearly I see now that it’s just because we don’t intentionally practice it. So I dare you today to start walking, talking, listening, moving in love, boldly love those who mistreat you and let God’s love transform you.

Father, I come to you and I ask you to forgive me, if at any time I have stepped out of love into something that separates me from you, I ask you fill me with boldness and courage to love those who reject love and are hard to love. It is not by my strength but yours that I do all these things that make me the light of the world. For your glory always. In Jesus name Amen.