RESET – DAY 1

Written by Julie Hayden

January 2, 2018

adobe-spark-post-2.pngIt’s time to RESET!!!

Each day we will meet here to seek God together.  We are on this journey together.  It is time to seek the Lord.  He has much to share with us.  We look forward to seeking Him together.

As a body, we are taking these 21 days at the start of the year to seek the Lord with prayer and fasting.  Prayer is grabbing hold of Jesus – seeking Him & not letting go.  Fasting is letting go of everything that is not Him – placing Him above everything else in our lives.  This power-packed combo will change your life!

Join us as we go after God for a RESET in every area of our lives and ministries.  Ask God how you are to participate?  Commit time daily to spend reading the Bible & praying.  Join us as we pray together at City Point Church- we offer prayer meetings every weekday at 6am and weekends at 9am, plus our Thursday night HOPE gathering at 6:30pm.  Commit to fast, in some way, during this time.  What will you lay aside to better focus on the Lord? Fasting is simply praying with your whole being.  You’re saying “Lord, I love you more than food, facebook, coffee, etc.”

Sunday night, Pastor Mike released a word from the Lord.  We will delve in deeper as we go through these 21 days.  But today, let the words wash over you.  Hear your Father speak it over you.  Take a minute to read it out loud.  Open your ears to hear what God is speaking.

City Point Church Word for 2018

“Whether you recognize it or not, the seeds for your glorious future have already been sown. Your various life experiences, relationships, even your mistakes have all contributed to fertilize those seeds of purpose. God’s route to your glorious future relies on His unique sense of direction, not the logical, straightforward route you might envision.

The doorway to your glorious future is open already, waiting for you to step up and walk through it. If you’re frustrated by unrealized dreams and ongoing disappointments, ask God to give you a reset. Ask for the one thing (priority) to keep you moving forward.

Always believe the best for the future. If you view the future through regret, the past, disappointments or hurt, then you will lose sight of God’s goodness. All you have to do is live long enough, and you realize that life can be painful. But no matter what you’re facing or what’s going on around you, you must believe the best for the future, in Jesus’ name.

God has given you his Word on your future: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you…thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11). If you believe God is who He says He is, then you must also know that,  through it all,  a glorious future that will surprise you and fulfill your deepest longings awaits you; a future that will reflect God’s goodness and power, His glory and grace.

Stay on this path, my friend. Follow Jesus, and God will crown you with His goodness. You have an amazing inheritance in Jesus’ name, a mountain to summit and a path to pioneer. You have a faith lane that is all your own, a grace zone that is waiting for you to occupy. The difficult path and shame of your past is no match for his name, for His healing power, and His holy calling.  Your unique gifts are tailored perfectly to outwork His purpose in this generation and your wide-open, spacious, God-ordained life is waiting for you to jump right in! Live, love, and lead like Jesus and your life on earth and in Heaven will reflect the ongoing glory of God—in all things!

There is no doubt—your best is yet to come!”

Prayer for today:   Thank you, Lord, for your promise of hope.  You do have a glorious plan for us!  I commit to your plan.  I commit to your path.  Lead me, Lord!  I will follow, You.  I trust You.

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