Thursday, 1 January 2015

I pray for your waiting...

The New Year is often a time we make new resolutions and jump into new opportunities with both feet. Plans and schedules undergo reflection, just as our personal lives do - for now, perhaps more than any other month in a year, we are eager to make changes for improvement, in routines both external and internal. In our rush for refinement, however, we may neglect the important step of waiting on God. Therefore, my prayer for families this month is for your waiting.

I pray that as you wait on the Lord you would... strength (Psalm 27:13-14) hope (Psalm 33:18, 20-21) prepared for success (Psalm 37:34) trained to listen to God (Psalm 38:15) made more stable (Psalm 40:1,2)
...move away from revenge (Psalm 40:1,2)
...experience God's compassion (Isaiah 30:18) protected from shortsightedness (1 Corinthians 4:5)

Waiting on God is not a passive experience, but rather an active pursuit. I pray that God would direct your steps forward, and that you would jump in with both feet when, and only when, you are sure God has called you there. I pray that He would be the One you seek to help you change, and that you would listen to His Spirit's direction in what resolutions to make absolute in this 2015.

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