What if we dared to believe that we really are who God says we are? That instead of feeling less-than, or lame, or inadequate, or (fill in the blank), we recognized those thoughts and knocked it off? What if instead of aligning ourselves with rogue, untrue beliefs, we asked God to bring our hearts into alignment with His Word? With the very truth that holds the capacity to free us?
Lately my heart has been so stirred. So many of us so often live under the crushing weight of the enemy’s lies concerning who we are. What if we stirred our hearts and asked the Lord to give us a fresh desire for truth? What if in 2017 we immersed ourselves in Scripture so that who God says we are and how we feel about ourselves come into holy alignment?
I want to dare to believe that God’s Word is more powerful than how I feel about myself at my worst moments.
CHALLENGE: I invite you, sweet friends, to join me this year for a bi-monthly journey to focus on knowing—really knowing—deep down, who we are in Christ. Grab a notepad, your prayer journal, or some 3x5 cards, because we are going to meditate on, personalize, and pray over two specific Scriptures monthly. We will allow our hearts to marinate in truth. We will capture rogue thoughts and give truth the place of preeminence in our hearts and lives.Then when the bad moments (or bad days…or bad weeks) come, we will walk with our heads high and our hearts secure in truth. Secure in who we really are.
As we meditate on Scripture, we will be transformed by the renewing of our minds. We will be setting our minds and keeping them set on things above. We will know that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and that His banner over us is love. And if we stick with it, by year’s end we will be different. Transformed. Our hearts will be filled with truth and we will hold an awesome, unshakeable, deep knowing of who we truly are in Christ.
Are you interested? Are you willing to make the time to invest in yourself—and in God’s Word—this year? I hope you are. I hope you will join me. I hope God stirs your heart and you run out and find the cutest little notebook or journal (or even an inexpensive spiral binder) and show up here on the first and third Tuesdays each month. Let’s do this together!
I’m excited to start this journey with you. May this time of setting ourselves apart to meditate on and pray God’s Word bless us beyond measure. May it change us and fill us and push out the ugly and dark while bringing in His beauty and light. May it transform us into women who know we are in Christ. Unshakeable. Rooted. Immovable. Glorious.
A New Year’s Prayer
Lord, I bow my heart before You and honor You. As 2017 begins I desire for you to direct my steps, to open the doors for me that You want opened, and to give me grace for all that I will face. Please give me divine opportunities, divine appointments, and divine relationships. Bring my heart into alignment with Your truth. Help me to know You more, to love you more, and reflect You better. In the awesome name of Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.
Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19) (AMPC)
GIVE AWAY! I am giving away one signed copy of my devotional, Prayers for a Woman’s Soul, because the New Year is the perfect time to begin the holy habit of praying for yourself. TO ENTER, please leave a comment AND PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL. A random winner will be chosen and notified via email the week of January 9th.