The Word for 2014 is…..
Arise! Shine! Your light has come;
the Lord’s glory has shone upon you.
2 Though darkness covers the earth
and gloom the nations,
the Lord will shine upon you;
God’s glory will appear over you.
3 Nations will come to your light
and kings to your dawning radiance.
“ Earth is crammed with heaven and every bush afire with God;
but only he who sees takes off his shoes.”
So, brothers and sisters, because of God’s mercies, I encourage you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and pleasing to God. This is your appropriate priestly service. 2 Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God’s will is—what is good and pleasing and mature.
May your heart be a fire for the LORD Jesus Christ today, tomorrow and forever and always. We only have this moment…this very moment to give of ourselves to the Most High King. Don’t waste a second…He loves you so much…there is nothing that can keep Him from loving you and when your mind tells you differently-it’s just not true. It is a lie straight from the pits of hell. Don’t buy the lie.
The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy. I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest.
Know your GOD. He knows YOU.
Lord, you have examined me.
You know me.
2 You know when I sit down and when I stand up.
Even from far away, you comprehend my plans.
3 You study my traveling and resting.
You are thoroughly familiar with all my ways.
4 There isn’t a word on my tongue, Lord,
that you don’t already know completely.
5 You surround me—front and back.
You put your hand on me.
6 That kind of knowledge is too much for me;
it’s so high above me that I can’t fathom it.
7 Where could I go to get away from your spirit?
Where could I go to escape your presence?
8 If I went up to heaven, you would be there.
If I went down to the grave,[a] you would be there too!
9 If I could fly on the wings of dawn,
stopping to rest only on the far side of the ocean—
10 even there your hand would guide me;
even there your strong hand would hold me tight!
11 If I said, “The darkness will definitely hide me;
the light will become night around me,”
12 even then the darkness isn’t too dark for you!
Nighttime would shine bright as day,
because darkness is the same as light to you!
13 You are the one who created my innermost parts;
you knit me together while I was still in my mother’s womb.
14 I give thanks to you that I was marvelously set apart.
Your works are wonderful—I know that very well.
15 My bones weren’t hidden from you
when I was being put together in a secret place,
when I was being woven together in the deep parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my embryo,
and on your scroll every day was written that was being formed for me,[b]
before any one of them had yet happened.[c]
17 God, your plans are incomprehensible to me!
Their total number is countless!
18 If I tried to count them—they outnumber grains of sand!
If I came to the very end—I’d still be with you.[d]
19 If only, God, you would kill the wicked!
If only murderers would get away from me—
20 the people who talk about you, but only for wicked schemes;
the people who are your enemies,
who use your name as if it were of no significance.[e]
21 Don’t I hate everyone who hates you?
Don’t I despise those who attack you?
22 Yes, I hate them—through and through!
They’ve become my enemies too.
23 Examine me, God! Look at my heart!
Put me to the test! Know my anxious thoughts!
24 Look to see if there is any idolatrous way[f] in me,
then lead me on the eternal path!
Did you know that a gelatinous substance called “Wharton’s jelly” is found in the eyeball and the umbilical cord? Ponder that and then go back and read Psalm 139: 13-16 again….Ask God for wisdom to see and hear the deep things that only He can reveal to us through the spirit.
He is ever-present…in every cell…every breath and in every substance of our being… He knows YOU. It is my deepest prayer that YOU know HIM.
He created us and He walks with us through it all…through it ALL. He came to give us life to the fullest and it is only through Jesus that we can live a life that goes on and on forever and ever …
Take a few minutes…close your eyes, put your hand on your heart and listen to this…let the Spirit of the LORD speak into your spirit…and may you respond…
Many blessings of love for your New Year….d.