Over the past 25 years of my life, the Lord has graciously given me a word – a word each year to grow closer to Him. I had asked Him a long time ago, to have a heart like His.
Oh yes! A heart like His! He told me it would be hard. I knew that. And for many years, I failed Him – but He waited by me – encouraging me to get up. And I did!
The enemy came at me strong and hard – telling me that I was unworthy to have the Father’s Heart. I believed him at times.
And yet, I know that God has cheered from the sidelines – many times picking me up along the bumpy places of my journey.
Yes, I have failed Him many times. And Yet, God never has given up on me.
I know this because His Word says:
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)
In anticipation of a new word for 2018, I struggled hearing the voice of God. And yet, I knew, that He had a word for me – for He has faithfully given one to me.
Words. that is what came to mind. And yet, I kept thinking that it was too general. So in the late hours last night, the word, “Brave” came to mind. Okay, what was it God was speaking to me?
And then, this morning I realized what God had been saying to me – He wants me to be brave with His Words in 2018.
2016 – “Lover of Souls”
2017 – “Savor”
And now, I am prepared to move forward in His Name – spreading His Words and being His Brave Daughter!
I think that there will be many brave daughters of His out this year spreading His Words.
Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Today, I leave you with a song – a song that has blessed me over and over. It is Him. He. Makes. Me. Brave.