The Best Is Yet To Come! RESET Day 21

Written by Julie Hayden

January 22, 2018

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You made it!!!!  Day 21!!!!  WOOT!  WOOT!!!  We have been pressing in together for a reset in our lives, our families, our finances, our church for three weeks.  During this time, God has challenged us to get real with Him.  To lay aside everything that is not Him or hinders our relationship with Him so we could embrace the fullness of His plans for us.

We’ve learned that He does have a glorious future waiting for us.  The seeds are already planted deep with in us and are beginning to break through the ground of our heart.

We have seen the immense goodness of our great God!  Remembering His goodness, His ways, and His provision in the past will build an expectation of what God will do in our present and future circumstances.  We know and believe that He does have a future for us that is for our good and for His glory!

Don’t stop believing my friend!  The best is yet to come!  There are doors already open for you to run through in this new season.  You are who God says you are.  You are uniquely called, gifted and resourced to accomplish His plan in your life.

The past is gone!  Every disappointment, failure or regret is gone.  Today is a new day.  Your future is so bright – better get out the shades!  The glory of God is about to be revealed in new ways!

Our hearts are fixed on Jesus.  He is our One Thing.  He is our hearts’ desire.  We will live, love and lead like Him.  He is our desire.  He is our goal.  Our future is secure in Christ, and Christ alone!

We will not be diverted from the plans He has for us.  We will stay on His path.  We will climb our mountains and pioneer our new paths in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Led by His presence, we go forth in His name, endued with His healing power and well able to fulfill His holy calling.

We are ready to jump in!  We are diving into the deep waters.  We are all in this year!  No turning back.  No holding back.  No stopping us now.

Don’t stop believing!  Your best is yet to come!

Prayer for Today:  Lord, while these 21 days are coming to close, I know that this is only the beginning of walking in all that You have for me and for our church.  I choose You today – fully and completely.  I am all in, God!  Reset my heart.  Reset my mind.  Reset my will.  As I read and declare Your word for us, I choose to believe that You are Who You say You are and You will do what You say You will do.  You are the Author and Finisher of my faith.  I trust You, Lord and I agree with Your word over every area of my life, my family and my church.

City Point Word for 2018

(please read it out loud over yourself today.)

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!

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