As we come to the close of 2023 and welcome in 2024, there can be hope and apprehension about what will come. We don’t know what will happen in each of our lives in the coming year, but we know our God. In a world that is ever-changing, He is faithful and true.
Listen with your spirit to the Word of God in Deuteronomy 33:25b. “Your strength will equal your days.” and 2 Corinthians 13:4 “Jesus was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power, we will live with him to serve you.”
Beloved one, by your Father’s strength you have life. I bless you with strength in your spirit for each day. Wake up every morning knowing that the living God is sustaining, strengthening, and renewing your spirit, soul, and body for the opportunities and problems He sets before you.
Your Father’s power provides everything you need each day to be who you are called to be and to obey Him as He appoints you to honor Him. In Him, you have inner quiet, security, and strength for each day. Be assured of His help and presence in all the majesty of His glorious detail with which He has ordained your days. You can have a constant and growing sense of His presence with you for His purposes and pleasure.
By your Father’s promise, you have life. “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life” (Psalm 119:50). Your Father renews you with His promises. Think about the many times that He has been with you, has loved you, has taken care of you, has blessed you. Hold on to promises that He is making to you from His Word and by His Spirit. His words are your life.
Your faithful Father is watching over His purposes that await a future time for fulfillment. Enjoy life and be renewed, refreshed, and restored in your relationship with God and His faithfulness expressed in His Word.
In your Father’s Son you have life. You have the life of your Father and his Son living in you to know Him better and love Him more. You are alive, awake, well, and fully present to life today by the power of His Holy Spirit.
By the power of the Living One, you have life. The Living One lives in you as your life for each day. His life lights your way, your relationships, your time, your decisions. Meet Him daily spirit-to-Spirit. Be energized with the life of eternity upon all that you are, and think, and do.
I bless you in the name of Jesus who is your life.