And So it Begins

“2022 - And so it Begins . . . “

2022 is here . . . perhaps before we are really prepared for it! Not to fear . . . I have a feeling that things will not change all that much as we turn the pages of the calendar.  Our feeble efforts to manage our lives by dividing time into decades, years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds – and if one is a competitor, split seconds - is really artificial, benefiting only us.  We move from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time but the world just keeps on turning and time keeps rolling on regardless of our incessant tinkering.

Since we cannot manage the world or time, as some might suggest, perhaps we should concentrate on living a more effective life and more accurately representing our Lord each day.  I am wondering if God would not want us to make 2022 another “Year of Awakening.”  I really can’t say that I have a “word” from our Lord, but in this tumultuous season of history it could be that God would choose to bring a renewed holy health and vitality to His people . . . to His church . . . ;  to quicken our imagination and enlarge our vision.  And, should that be the case, He is more than able to do so . . . I really believe this!

After the death of Moses, God said to Joshua, “Be strong and courageous!  Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).  Joshua’s response?  He immediately sent officers throughout the camp saying, “Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you are to cross this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you . . .” (Joshua 1:11).

God was saying to His people, ‘You prepare and position yourselves and I’ll do the rest!”  Not too many days later they were building an altar out of stones from the riverbed of the Jordan, worshiping God having crossed the Jordan River!

January 1, 2022:  Prepare and position yourselves for God’s miracle - He will provide!

On the journey . . .

Pastor J K

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