I love that Gods Word gives us everything we need to live a life of godliness. The Bible is an instruction manual for life, helping us navigate the new and the not so new, the normal and the not so normal, the nice and the not so nice.
As we walk into the new year, I’ve prayed through and picked at a letter for the year. Every year, I pick out a letter that I feel God prompting me towards. I love that the manifold wisdom of God is infinite, so instead of a word, I choose a letter and allow God to speak to me in many words.
Do you have a word/letter for the year? What is God pressing on your heart today? If not, here are a few questions you could ask yourself to figure out what God is saying:
- Is there a particular scripture that you are leaning in to at the moment?
- Have you been encouraged by a scripture, or an encouraging message from a friend?
- When you pray, what do you feel stirring in your heart?
- Do you have a vision for 2021? What is it? Write this down.
- Do you have a goal for 2021? What is it? Write it down.
Work your way through these dreams, goals and scriptures and start picking out words that come to mind or that are highlighted to you as you read what you’ve written down.
I feel the following words speaking their way into the new year: I feel we are walking into a season of:
- ‘plucking up and planting’,
- ‘pioneering and positioning’
- ‘planning and preparation’
- ‘promotion and progress’
As we pursue the purpose that God has for us, I believe that we will begin to see the power of prayer and the power of the prophetic word come to life.
So, what are you planting this year? Remember, planting and harvesting are two very different concepts. I believe that we are in a planting not a harvesting season. We will only begin to see the seeds that we plant today, bearing fruit in years to come. However, the key is to start planting the right seeds now, so that we will reap the right harvest, when the harvest season comes.
So again, I ask: what are you planting? What are you planting this year?
What are you sowing into the foundation of your life?
Are you sowing seeds that will reap a bountiful harvest?
Are you sowing seeds that fall on deep or shallow ground?
Are your sowing seed into good soil? Or is your soil hard and dry and without water?
Next week, we will look at the concepts of well-watered soil for your seed planting adventures.