Saturday, January 1st, 2022
Happy New Year’s Day
Hello & Welcome —
I am choosing H • O • P • E for 2022. Each day is an opportunity to do something to share the love of God. During Christmas I heard a song that spoke to my heart and is now part of my outlook for the new year. It’s called, “Hope Has A Name” by Kristian Stanfill.
Hope has a name, Emmanuel
The light of the world who broke through the darkness
All hail the king, Emmanuel
The light of the world, the glory of heaven
It’s a beautiful song and not just something to sing or proclaim at Christmas, it’s for every day of the year.
H • O • P • E
The Bible passage below is one that I have found myself clinging to from time to time in my life. This mortal life we live here on earth is filled with many challenges. Some of our challenges and obstacles have answers we understand, while others may remain unknown for a season(s). Placing our HOPE is God is the answer, no matter the question or the answer. God is the Creator of all things, God only wants GOOD for each of us, His children. Seek Him daily.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
— Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NRSV)
Hold To A Vision
The God of all creation is the same God we serve today. He remains the same, He is constant and nothing can change is character. His promises are true and He will never let you down.
Do you remember when you first heard God calling you?
Do you need to realign yourself and your heart with His?
Have the winds of change tossed you to and fro?
Lean into God’s love today, His plumb line of mercy will bring everything back into alignment.
Just as the words in Ecclesiastes tells us, season come and go, life is filled with unknowns, remember nothing is a mystery to God. Life is filled with distractions, listen for the voice of God and return to the foundation of who you are, you are a beloved child of God. You will find peace in God’s Word and you will see goodness all around you when your eyes are focused on Him.
“When there is no clear prophetic vision, people quickly wander astray. But when you follow the revelation of the Word, heaven’s bliss fills your soul.” ~Proverbs 29:18 (TPT)
~Charlotte, Seeker of H • O • P • E
“Now may God, the fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!”
— Romans 15:13 (TPT) —
(TPT) The Passion Translation https://www.biblegateway.com/
365 Daily Devotions “I Hear His Whisper For Women” Brian Simmons (BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC)