A Running Start

Happy almost New Year everyone!

In exactly six days 2019 will begin, and if you listen closely enough, you can hear the wave of change and renewal rushing this way. I hear God asking His kids to get a running start into the coming year.

For myself, this running start looked like putting away all my Christmas decorations first thing this morning. (What in the world?) I have never, ever, ever put them away this quickly. I like to let all the glitter and merriment linger for as long as possible. Then last night I had this strong feeling that I was supposed to focus on that today. I still do not know the exact reason why He wanted that taken care of or what it made space for, and honestly, I do not need to know.

The running start God is calling us into doesn't look like striving or straining. It merely looks like focused obedience, and that always produces life! I am not sure what your heart is being nudged to do tonight. It may be to call your Aunt or finish a work project this isn't due for another month. What I do know is if you respond with obedience, you will enter this next year with an ear tuned into the heart of the one who causes all things to work for your good.

I am very curious to see what He has me do next. Perhaps it will be to redo our budgeting spreadsheet or clean out that one closet that shall not be named. Or maybe He will ask me to rest and hold a giant orange cat. Whatever it is I am game. Are you?

John 15:14-15 TPT
You show that you are my intimate friends when you obey all that I command you. I have never called you servants, because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing. But I call you my most intimate friends, for I reveal to you everything that I’ve heard from my Father.

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