The Lord gave me a word a couple of months ago concerning the New Year. He (God) spoke these words: This will be the year of Transformation and Transition. The Father wants His people to transform into His likeness this year so that we may proceed into what He has for us. Many of us will transition into new roles, new places, new adventures and I believe the Lord is speaking, that for to long we have been dragging the baggage from the old into the new. We never seem to proceed forward because of the weight of the old.
It is time now to get in position and let the Spirit of the Almighty change us through and through. The bible declares in Romans 12: 1-5- I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service
(2) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the revewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God
(3) for I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith
(4) For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,
(5) So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. (NKJV)
My prayer is that this will be a year of pressing into the Presence of God and movig forward, not allowing the standards of the world to distract or distort our view of who God is; but that we, His people will stay on course and listen to His voice. If we don't allow God to change our way of thinking, our way of living then our work and everthing we say we represent will be in vain. Please don't allow last years baggage to enter into this New Season. I love you all with the love of Christ, and pray that each and everyone have a blessed and prosperous New Year!
In His Presence
Pastor Thelma Owens