Wake Up Word – Happy New 5781 Year
Rosh Hashanah, the Head of the Year on the Hebraic calendar has come. And with the tumultuous year we are having now on the Gregorian calendar—2020, any new year can’t come quick enough. In spite of all the chaos in our comfort zones, the uncertainty in our futures, and the disruption to our normalcy, God is our constant. He had not changed or left the building or put the plane on autopilot. He is still in control and His Word still speaks hope, peace and love.
To help you start your new year whenever you choose to celebrate it, I want to bless you in seven ways based on God’s seven creation acts in Genesis.
Let there be LIGHT in your life. May the path you walk this year be illuminated with His Word to guide you through any dark place (Psalm 119:11).
Let there be VISION in your life. May you always look up and look beyond your circumstances to keep your eyes on God and His mission for you (Philippians 3:13-14).
Let there be GROWTH in your life. May your heart be a well-tended garden fertilized, watered and seeded with His Word. Let it be a place where roots of bitterness and weeds of anger are eradicated by the flames of His Love (1 Corinthians 13).
Let there be TIME in your life. May your days be well-balanced, productive and steeped in thankfulness to the One who created your time (Ephesians 5:16, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Psalm 34:1).
Let there be REPRODUCTION in your life. May you continue to produce good fruit for God that multiplies into the tenth generation and beyond (Psalm 92:15).
Let there be DOMINION in your life. May you infect your area of influence with God’s creativity, revelation, counsel, power, love and awe that can only be uniquely expressed by you (Isaiah 11:2).
Let there be REST in your life. May you cultivate and practice the art of resting knowing when to rest and enjoy the quietness to hear the still, small voice of God, the One who created rest for you (1 Kings 19:12).
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Isaiah 45:2 - The Passion Translation (TPT)
I will march out in front of you and level every obstacle. I will shatter to pieces bronze doors and slice through iron bars.
This is a promise from Living God who is committed to the prosperity and future of those He loves. He is willingly to destroy everything that prevents us from what He has for us. This is not some grandfatherly figure floating on a fluffy cloud. Our God is a Warrior (Exodus 15:3) who knows that spiritual battles are as violent as earthly ones. In His commitment to fight for us, He promises to level obstacles, obtain access and gain our freedom when we partner with Him.
Moses had to stretch out the rod, and God divided the Red Sea (Exodus 14:16). David declared the name of the Lord against Goliath, and God directed a stone to penetrate the giant’s forehead (1 Samuel 17:45-49). Obstacles were removed.
When Joshua and the Israelites followed God’s strategy to take Jericho, the walls came down and the city was plundered (Joshua 6:1-5). Access was obtained.
Around midnight the apostle Paul and Silas were praying and worshipping God when a violent earthquake shook the prison. Chains were loosed and doors flung open (Acts 16:25-26). Freedom was gained.
The timely manifestations of God’s promises are fueled by our faith in Him. Has God given you a strategy to help Him go before you so you can move forward or break in to get what you need or come out of a binding situation? Diligently seek Him in prayer, fasting and studying the Word. This is a paramount first step in putting your faith and His promise into action (Hebrews 11:6).
God wants you to move forward in His plans for you—PROGRESS.
God wants you to break into what He has for you—ACCESS.
God wants you to come out of anything that hinders you--EGRESS.
GOD IS FOR YOU!
Let me be clear, the Anointed One has set us free—not partially, but completely and wonderfully free! We must always cherish this truth and stubbornly refuse to go back into the bondage of our past.
Galatians 5:1 (TPT)
I started playing a Seek and Find game. As soon as I see the time on the digital clock in the morning, that would be the "address" for a Bible verse for me to uncover. The book of Isaiah is one of my favorites in the Bible, and since it has 66 chapters, it was a natural place to find the mystery verse. For example, if the clock read "5:35", I could go to Isaiah 5:35 or 53:5. Even though Isaiah has many chapters, each chapter may not have enough verses to match the digital number.
This "wake up word" is like finding treasure, but most importantly, it is hearing God speak directly to me to hear His heart and thoughts about how He feels about me and what He wants to do in my life. This is something that I cannot keep to myself because His Word is for everyone. It is a treasure waiting to be discovered and used.
I am reminded of some lines in the musical Hello Dolly when Dolly quotes her late husband saying money was like manure; you have to spread it around. I don't think Jesus would be offend to have His Word referred to as fertilizer. In fact, I think He would find it applicable because He lived and taught in an agrarian society, and spreading the Word of God nurtures what He has placed in us for growth and development in His Kingdom.
What kind of wake up word will this blog be for you? I hope that it will be a restoring word that will bring you into a new day or new season with God. I hope these will be revelatory words that will help you see God with a new perspective of how He feels about you. I hope this blog will resuscitate the dreams God has given you with a passion to go forward and finish the mission.
I don't know in what direction this blog will go; I do know that it will always remain firmly on the Word of God Road. I hope you will take the journey with me.
God bless you and keep you.
God smile on you and gift you.
God look you full in the face and make you prosper.
Numbers 6:24-26 The Message