My grandmother would always say, "Go with expectation and watch what happens". So, I am applying that to this year. Whether it be growth spiritually, mentally, financially, etc., I expect growth in Jesus' Name
HOAPK has been up for approximately 1 year (and a day, if you read this once it comes out)!
Sin ages the body; it's a stressor that's altogether physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. But we serve God who alleviates this! So, why is confession so important? Because we are no longer hiding; we are opening ourselves up to let God in.
If you haven't been in God's presence lately, this is your call to action!
Have you felt fear or anxiety wash over you when led to speak to someone about God? Did you feel like the person wouldn't be receptive? Would others hear and make you an outcast? More often than not, this can be you (it's me) at some point in your walk of faith. However, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (2 Tim. 1:7)
Every hour of the day you can find a reason to praise, to worship, to pray, to sing to God. You can spend some time with Him! There is never a time where we can't be in the presence of the Lord.
I was being cut down to the bone. I was being exposed to myself in the worst way. My sin looked like what I feared the most, yet I harbored it inside of me.
Who will you turn to in this season? I encourage you to turn your life to Christ and cast your cares on Him, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).
What I'm getting at here is the prayer of "God, let me see me." This 5-word prayer opens an awareness of what's in our hearts and unearths parts of us not seen.
We are all necessary to the cause and God placed us where we need to be just as He saw fit.