|Miss anything, but don’t miss My voice|
At the beginning of the year, our thoughts gravitate to the newness of the date, the crisp wind blowing in our faces when we go outdoors (well at least in Oklahoma), and the many resolutions that most of us pledge.
We must be careful to not focus on the retooling of ourselves, as if somehow we can recreate this “old person” into the image of Jesus. How many times have you decided to be more spiritual and read the Bible through in a year? And, speaking of the image of Jesus, let me pose a pointed question. When words come out of your mouth, do they distinctly and self-forgetfully point just to Jesus?
You need change. Everything must be brought to Me and laid at My feet; it all rests on Me. Any newness in your life can only come from leaning into Me.
Don’t be afraid. The Holy Spirit is flowing through your soul and sweeping away any bitter memories of the past.
Be encouraged; I love you, and the door is always open. There is one requirement: trust Me like a child. I mean, never question Me. Don’t’ ask why. Ask, “What are you teaching me, Holy Spirit?”
Be teachable. Be trainable.
Miss anything else, but don’t miss My voice.
“But when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own authority. But He will speak whatever He hears, and He will tell you things that are to come” (John 16:13).
“No one sews a piece of new cloth on an old garment, or else the new piece that covered it tears away from the old, and the tear is made worse. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, and the wine is spilled, and the wineskins will be marred. But new wine must be poured into new wineskins” (Mark 2:21-22).