So we are at the timing of New Years Eve of Year 2012. No matter what happened this year in 2011, be it unfulfilled dreams, aspirations or what have you, remember that everyday is a spiritual battle to fulfill your God-given destiny that is aligned with your God-given dreams.
I have looked back on this year with appreciation in that I encountered some major disappointments but they did not outweigh what God has done to change me to look beyond what I see and seek His face. When the going gets tough you have to remember that although you have Faith that you have sown in Tears, God will ensure that you will Reap in JOY.
Joy is your Portion because you are a Son/Daughter of the Most High God, Jesus Christ. I believe that when I went through my desert seasons, everything seemed dry and desolate, but through my walk, when the rain touches the Ground, those hidden seeds that were underneath the ground are going to germinate and spring forth with a harvest that I have yet to reap. I believe in this Harvest that God has for me and I also believe that such a promise is not for me alone, but for all those that have suffered a season of desolation.
God is with you in every season.The earth has four seasons; Winter, Spring, Autumn, and Summer. You will also have your seasons in the Year 2012 but remember that through it all, God is with you every step of the way. I want to encourage all those that are going through rough patches, sad patches, abandonment, rejection, mourning seasons, seasons where all hell seems to be breaking loose, Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. The race is not for the swift nor the strong, it is for the steadfast and the wise who Keep their focus on the One that can take you through the storms. Jesus will calm your storms because storms can’t last forever. You will experience the Peace that you seek as long as you keep your Hand in the palm of the Almighty. He will bring you to your breakthrough and I am believing this for myself and for all in the year of 2012.
Scriptures to Meditate on:
And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding.
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
May the LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you!
“When the LORD your God enlarges your border as He has promised you, and you say, ‘Let me eat meat,’ because you long to eat meat, you may eat as much meat as your heart desires.
For the LORD your God will bless you just as He promised you; you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; you shall reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over you.
One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the LORD your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you.
Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.
Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.
He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed.
[ A Psalm of David. ] Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.
Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.
The song that comes to mind in reflection of all this is by Dorinda Clarke Cole called Everything He Promised. This song has ministered to me so many times and I want to share it with you. I love worship and I can’t help but bless this post with yet another song to uplift your heart. God is with You ALWAYS — Remember that when you listen to this song. Be Blessed and encouraged as you head into the New Year of 2012.