“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:3-6
First of all, I want to say a heart-felt Thank You to all of you ladies who follow this site and faithfully read the messages and share them with others. You are the reason we seek direction and inspiration from the Lord each month, trusting Him to give us the words that will encourage each one of you in your walk with the Lord.
I pray that the Lord will abundantly bless each and every one of us in the coming year. The year ahead may feel uncertain, but I pray that each of us will take time every day to read the Bible and spend time talking and listening to God in prayer. As we do so, I pray that we will grow in our relationship with the Lord.
I pray that as we set goals for the coming year, that we will put God first, and let Him lead us every step of the way. He knows what the future has in store, and He has a plan and a purpose for our life. Remember, He always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him. It is a human tendency to plan first and then ask God to bless those plans. Instead, I pray that we will pray first and then follow the plan which the Lord shows us.
I pray that those of us who have children or other family members who do not know the Lord, will find our faith increasing as we intercede for them. God knows exactly what they need, and as we trust Him and believe, He will draw them by His Spirit.
I pray that our homes will be filled with peace and love throughout the coming year, and as we are able to have contact with others, that they will recognize that we belong to Jesus Christ and desire to know Him as well.
Prayer: Jesus, we bring these requests to you, knowing that you love each and every one of us and that your ear is ever listening for our cry. Thank you for the way you have been with us this past year and may all we do this year bring praise and honour to your Name.
Devotion by Anne Johnston