All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16 NLT
As the new year began some of us asked God for a specific word or verse to pray into that would guide and grow us through 2022. One of my friends heard “safe”. It resonated deep in her spirit. She has been through some traumatic events that have shaken her confidence. I am excited to see how God will honor her commitment to trust him and keep praying into her word.
How do you think she will react as she witnesses how God uses it to grow her this year? What about you? Have you asked God for a personal word and/or verse for 2022? It’s not too late. And if you have, how will you be reminded to keep pondering and praying into it?
The Holy Spirit delights in guiding us, comforting us, exhorting us, and teaching us more about Jesus. And since God knows exactly what we need at exactly the right time, we will benefit by trusting that he will use that word or verse to grow us closer to him by building our faith and strengthening our trust in his word and faith in his willingness to get involved in the details of our lives. Besides that, it is fun! I am always amazed when God speaks into my life in such a personal way.
Dear friends, be blessed with a spirit of spiritual adventure as you begin this year. Be blessed as you trust the Holy Spirit to speak to you, protect you, guide you and grow you deeper in love and trust of Jesus. He will use many tools, so be alert. His principle way is through God’s Word. May you burn with spiritual curiosity as you dive into the Bible this year and find the truth that will keep you strong and make you more beautiful. Amen.
Mary Sumner ~ February 3, 2022