EXPECT GREATER THINGS
[Psalm 65:11; Matthew 9:17; James 3:11-14]
Today, may you look back at another year gone by, and praise the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness in your life. I thank Him for all He has given you this year – provisions, protection, healing and success. I pray for new breakthroughs from the Lord for the coming year. May new ideas, new things, and new relationships be revealed to you in the days to come. May God continue to mold and prepare you for great things He has in store. I pray for an excitement to rise within you, as God unfolds things you have not yet seen. May an abundance that you cannot contain come to you and your family. I ask that God will make every seed that you have sown throughout the year, grow and bear fruit.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Believers to Wait for Heaven
Blessed is the one who waits and attains to the 1,335 days. But you should go your way until the end. You will rest and then at the end of the days you will arise to receive what you have been allotted.”
Jerusalem, my happy home,
My soul still pants for thee;
When shall my labours have an end
In joy, and peace, and thee.
Light In Darkness
What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops.
Christ is often speaking, in the secret of the heart; in the darkness of the night, “when deep sleep falleth upon men; there the Master tells us things in the darkness! To listen and obey will save us many a bitter hour.
We may question if it be His voice, but we are rarely wrong in detecting that Voice, when it reminds us of duties we have omitted, and calls on us to take up the cross which we have shunned.
There is music, tenderness, love-notes in these dark sayings, like those upon the harp, of which the Psalmist sings (Psa 49:4); the Voice that utters them is not harsh and strident, but tender and gentle. They are intended to teach us how to teach, to enable us to help others who could not understand these hidden things. We have to be taken into the dark, as sensitive paper, to receive impressions that will give pleasure and help to hundreds who could never pass through our experiences.
Speak to me, that I may speak In living echoes of Thy tone; As Thou hast sought, so let me seek Thy erring children lost and lone.
As I look to the past days, I feel much of my happiness and much of my misery has come from my own choice. May I be more watchful of my standards and less wasteful of my time, and keep a poise in life that will leave a memory of well-spent days. For the year that has passed and for its blessings I thank thee.