Jesus said “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.” Luke 12:24.
Have you thought about how God feeds you, or how He has “fed” you all year long?
Let’s do some reflection…
What went well in 2018?
Look at your life from the mental, physical, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual.
Where do you see God working, as you look back? Were you aware that God has been beside you each day of 2018, and He has fed you and cared for you?
How did you grow?
Are you wiser? Did you grow deeper in your trust relationship with God? Do you have some things you need to take to God for further help, or for celebration?
What are you thankful for?
In other words, who or what do you appreciate? Scripture says to give thanks! So, over the past 12 months, who do you need to give your appreciation to? Have you thanked God for the blessings and the trials, and how He brought you through this year?
What kind of person do you want to grow into in 2019?
This includes roles like employee, boss, peer, friend, spouse, etc.? How do you want to grow in these areas? What do you think you need to ask God for?
What does God want for you in 2019?
Look what Psalm 119 has to say.
Here are some excerpts:
“Blessed are those who stay on course,
walking steadily on the road revealed by God.
Blessed is the one who follows His directions,
That’s right-you don’t go off on your own;
you walk straight along the road He set.
You, God, prescribed the right way to live;
Oh, that my steps might be steady,
keeping to the course you set;
Then I’d never have any regrets
in comparing my life with your counsel.
I’m going to do what you tell me to do.
How can a person live a good life?
By carefully reading the map of your Word.
Train me, Lord, in your ways of wise living.
I delight far more in what you tell me about living
than in gathering a pile of riches.
Open my eyes so I can see
what you show me of your miracle-wonders.
I’m a stranger in these parts;
give me clear directions.”
May God richly bless you as you consider how your life links to His master plan for you this year.
Just keep remembering that God feeds the ravens, and He feeds you, too!
Happy, HAPPY New Year!