Peace Family, what are some areas where you need renewed hope in your life?
My good friend, LaShunda, recently prayed that God would reawaken the hopes of my heart, and it really gave me some perspective.
Are there any areas that you feel you have given up in your life? Are there any dreams that you have felt too unsuccessful to try to pursue? Are there areas that you feel like a failure, or unable to escape from a rut? Are there things you’ve prayed for that you haven’t seemed to receive an answer for, about which you have found that your heart has grown hard or bitter?
Let’s both of us take some time over the next couple of days to look at where we’ve come from, where we are going, and where we would like to go. Let’s examine our hearts and pray for God to soften and purify us, to show us if there is any unrighteous thing in us, that we may change our course (see Psalm 26:2.) Let’s write down the things that we need to change, and make an actual plan that can be set into motion, as opposed to vague wishes.
Today is a great day to start making changes that honor God better, and take care of ourselves and our loved ones better. As you finish out 2017, may this fresh, new year of your life be full of new victories and hope.
Happy New Year, from all of us at Peace 107!