It is January 1, 2021, and I will not lie; as I sit at my desk, I feel a bit unsettled. Looking at the prayer points prayed for our nation this past year, I realize that I have been positioned as a warrior in battle—praying for God’s will in heaven to be also on earth. And there is nothing wrong with that, but I need to remind myself I am His child.
It wasn’t long ago that someone close to me said: “You know how when you aren’t feeling good, you want your mom? There is just something about curling up on mom’s couch that brings comfort.”
I understand what she was saying. That even though we are ‘grown-up,’ it is nice to have someone take care of us. I guess that is where I am at today. I am allowing myself to ‘be’ as a child. Curled up in Papa’s lap and be still. No words need to be said; no action needs to be taken, just rest.
In this place of rest, I could sense Holy Spirit hover over me – ministering to my spirit [Romans 8:16]. Though I can not define all that is happening to me, I know He is molding me into the woman He created me to be, such a time as this.
I have been listening to the recorded words that have been spoken and prayed over me. I know that there isn’t an expiration date on the promises of God.
Though, ten years ago if you knew me, you would have seen me frantically try to make these words come true in my life. But the wisdom that only comes with a journey like mine, I have learned it isn’t about me ‘making’ these things happen. It is more about making decisions with those promises in mind.
I know this post has a different ‘tone’ than past new year’s day blogs. Instead of running 5 miles or going to the gym on the first day of the year to ‘set’ the pace for me, I have felt that God wanted me to be still [Psalm 46:10].
Yes, there is a 2021 budget to look over. Diet and strength assessments to seriously evaluate. Goals to set and steps to get them accomplished. But today, I feel as if Papa God is saying; Georgia, curl up here with me and know that I have you in my hand. Watch me work; the appointed time has come.
I know that last year has been a year like no other for all of us. Today I want to encourage you to do as I have, rest. We each have been on a journey, not just this past year, but for many years. I promise nothing is wasted. God is restoring the years, threading all the wisdom we have collected together to bring us to his promises. 2021 will be a year of promises fulfilled! But also note; His ways are higher than our ways. In other words what we might ‘think’ those promises will look like might not be as HE sees it. Just know that GOD is working all things together for our good.
Romans 8:28 AMP
And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.
Here is a prayer of mine [inspired by Psalm 102:12-13 TPT]. I want to encourage you to personalize and “see” it for yourself.
Sitting with you Papa, it is amazing that you want to spend time with me. You, O Lord, are the King overall, yet you hold me in your arms. Your love for me will be revealed to every generation of mine. They will say, look what God has done for her. I know you are about to rise and show your tender love to me. Your compassion and mercy will be poured out on my life – the appointed time as come for your prophetic promises to be fulfilled. How you see my life in heaven, let it so also be here on earth. All for your glory Lord, Amen.
Happy New Year, everyone! Watch and see; God is about to move in our lives miraculously to bring His promises.