We are all set to welcome in 2017! 2016 has been a tough year in so many ways and we are looking forward to the new– a welcome change. Many are seeking a fresh word from the Lord. The word the Lord gave me for 2017 is “MORE.” I was all excited! I am so ready for MORE!!! But then I began to understand that to whom much is given, much is required. It’s not going to be about more for me in 2017. It’s going to be about more from me.
In this new year I believe that the Lord, our God, will require more from us. He is looking for empty vessels that He can fill to overflowing with His love, His mercy, and His grace. How do we do that? John the Baptist gave us a clue–:”He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3;30) His was a life totally surrendered to the will of God.
Many start the New Year off with the Daniel Fast or some other way of rededicating their lives to God. Starting January 1, 2017 I will be doing a series entitled “Total surrender–A 21 Day Journey to Humility.” My prayer is that you will use these devotional posts to aid you during this time of fasting and prayer. You can follow along with me on this blog (http://www.atransformedlifestyle.com) or on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/atransformedlifestyle.) Or you can send me your email address and I will add you to the list to receive the daily posts–firstname.lastname@example.org.
“May not a single moment of my life be spent outside the light, love and joy of God’s presence and not a moment without the entire surrender of myself as a vessel for Him to fill full of His Spirit and His love.”