Friday, January 01, 2016

Each year I seek the Lord on a scripture that will be significant to me & or my family for the new year. In 2015 He gave me two different scriptures & the scriptures could not have been more fitting for the year that was ahead of me. Exodus 14:14 was truly one that got me through. I did a lot of being still, because He had to do a lot of fighting for me. But through it all like the other scripture 1 Peter 1:6, said.... There was wonderful joy ahead. 2015 was one that had me in a place of growing in my faith in ways that I had never experienced. God was & is birthing things deep in my heart. Secret things. Things that will come forth in 2016. I was prophesied over & everything that was said to me, lined up perfectly with the things my best friend, Jesus & I had been discussing or that only He knew was written on my heart. So for 2016 He gave me the word "Fruitfulness." I was curious about this word. Because most of the time it's connected with baring children (and that still may be the case for me...You just never know!), but I do know it's also for my art, which I do consider my ministry in a way. The dictionary says "Fruitfulness" means producing good results; beneficial; profitable. I'm believing & standing on those words. There are other places that I believe I will see abundance of fruit. But those are not to be revealed as of yet.
With fruitfulness comes change. To bare fruit, things must wither & die, in order for new growth to have a place to blossom. I'm expecting that in 2016 there will be an overflow of fruit in so many different areas of my life. 2015 was a year of sitting still. I was being pruned, because it's harvest time. He also gave me a scripture...."You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you." John 15:16
But John 15:1-17, fits exactly with what has been going on in me. You can read that on your own. But it's an amazing piece of scripture. While He showed me verse 16 specifically. All of John 15:1-17 is for this year.
I'm always....daily, some time moment by moment in awe of how He works & speaks to us, if we are willing to look & listen. He has so much love to lavish on us. I'm looking forward to 2016 in a way that I have never in my life looked forward to a new year. I'm ready Lord! I'm nervous, but I'm ready!

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