The reflections of last year were more than abundant. God is so gracious, bountiful and good. Throughout the year He showed Himself in remarkable ways as God grew me up in gratitude. It was my deepest desire to paint last year in oils – in God’s anointing- and God was so good as He fulfilled that deepest of desire with his abundant provisions. They were more than expected, and certainly more than enough, as he exploded my canvas with unexpected gifts in richly oiled colors. My heart is full.
As I reflected upon the blessings of the past year it was clear to me that whatever God’s Will this journey would continue as a desire to know Him has expanded and deepened. This year I have asked God for two things – a heart’s desire to talk with him far more deeply in prayer, and a heart’s desire to trust him completely. ~Amen.
“Jesus said, “ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” (Luke 11:9) (Mathew 7:7)
This year to my life verse of Love the Lord my God with all my heart with all my soul and with all my strength I will add TRUST.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you might.” (Deuteronomy 6:5) (Luke 10:27) (Mathew 22;37) (Mark 12:30)
I will add Trust the Lord my God with all my heart with all my soul and with all my strength.
“Trust the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
“I will love and trust the Lord my God with all my heart with all my soul and with all my strength as his most grateful daughter”. ~ Amen.
So exactly how does one begin to paint a New Year with God in Trust?
The first Sunday of the New Year brought about a word and a sermon spoken. It was a very good and well-spoken sermon, and in the message was the idea of developing a mindset of intention. It was a well- intentioned sermon, and the message was meaningful as the word “intentional” stirred a little note in my spirit.
I began to ponder a new year of living life intentional and although the word strummed a note it did not make a melody in my heart. My soul, my spirit desired more than a tiny tune of intent or intentional. While the tune may be one of good intent, or strummed with well- intentions, my soul is seeking to sing a melodious song. This year, intent or intentional seemed a little too weak for the transformation of a heart that sings. ~ Amen.
A heart that sings would need the “fulfilment” of the intent or intentions in reason and purpose. And that fulfilment would mean a purposeful action. Naturally, that purposeful action would need to be alignment with God and His plan and purpose. It is God’s desire is to fulfill His purpose for me in my life. God desire is the same for you. But it will require more than intention. It will require being purposeful to God in His purpose. It will require true relationship and open communication. It will require Prayer. It will require Trust. And not merely a watered down version; of say a prayer or the spoken declaration of trust. But a bone soaking, prayerful, spirit to spirit conversation; a complete Word saturated mind, heart, soul, and strength kind of trust. A life immersed in MORE, a life immersed in purposeful purpose. A life lived out purposefully. God already has the intention; which is His purpose, and in order to live it out requires not simply being intentional, but being immersed in purposeful action. ~ Amen.
The pastor’s sermon had a special word for each person that listened and heard and it did close with a final act or purposeful action, and it was the fulfilment of that action that made my heart sing. The intent of living life intentional is good, but that was not the message; at least not for me. The final message that resonated with me and the one that made my heart sing was the “action” in the purpose of the message.
Living a purpose fulfilled life that is purpose–full.
As the New Year unfolds this is my prayer for me; this is my prayer for you. ~ Happy New Year –
“This year my deepest desire is to seek God in such a way that He would fine tune a heart that truly sings.” A Grateful Daughter with a Heart that Sings. ~ Amen :Y