There’s an age old debate on how late is too late to say “Happy New Year.” I have a hard and fast January 31st rule that I am now going to break for the purpose of this devotional.
Because I have a wonderful scripture that I believe we all can apply when thinking about all the opportunities a new year may present.
I actually sent this scripture to my friends and family on December 31st.
I had been fasting and praying, asking God for direction in the new year. I remember that time very specifically because, honestly, I “felt” very little during this time that I set aside to seek guidance. I received no specific direction or leading. I wrote a few things down to pray for, but even that was just to give myself some focus. It wasn’t a particularly powerful time of revelation.
Then, on the last day of the year, a scripture came up on my Bible app and I thought: THAT’S IT!
The scripture is Psalm 143:8:
“Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.”
When I read it, I remember how it hit me in my heart. I felt like if I had the truth of this verse for the new year, I really didn’t need much else. Also, I realized I wanted it for, not just myself, but also for my family and my friends, too.
Brant and I consider you all friends. So as I share this with you, please know that it is my earnest prayer that God grant you this as well:
1. To hear, EVERY MORNING, God telling you He loves you and has plans to show you kindness throughout the day.
2. To have Him give you assurance, EVERY DAY, the way you should walk. (Not just the path to take but your conduct and character on that path.)
3. For your trust to be in Him alone. He’s earned it!
4. For you to daily lift up your soul (mind, will, emotions, intellect, and imagination) to Him as this is the part of us that has the potential to do the most damage.
That’s it. I think every single prayer can be wrapped up in this. So today and everyday, I pray it for us.
I love you! Happy New Year!!
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Everyday is a new day to have a chance to dig deeper in my faith – and put my sin’s behind me and start a new-/ I love that are LORD gives us this amazing Grace and Mercy everyday!! Thank you for reminding me to walk with this thought!!
Amen! His mercies are new every morning!! 🙌🏾
Thank YOU!!! ❤️
This is beautiful!! Happy New Year Sherri! God bless you.
God bless you, too, sis!!!
Thank you Sherri. This is beautiful.
I look so forward to the email messages from all of the hosts. They’re really uplifting.
God Bless you.
Thank you, Holly. God’s blessings to you!
Thank you Sherri, perfect, have a Blessed Day, i listen to Star, every time im in my car, which is lots, for years, God Bless all of you..Diane😊
Thanks, Diane! We’re honored you listen!
Amen! This scripture has been part of my daily morning gratitude and scripture meditation for the last few years. It brings such love, comfort, peace and joy to my day!
Thank you for sharing Sherri.
Have a blessed and amazing weekend.
Yes!!! This gives me peace, too! Blessings to you. Hope you have a great weekend as well.
Thank you Sheri for sharing Gods love & encouragement for the year -As we trust Him & look to Him for wisdom & guidance each day -amen -thanking God for His loving kindness & tender mercies 🙏God Bless you
Amen!!! Blessings to you, Evelyn!
Beautiful message…..you and Brant are an inspiration…great show, great at what you do….must be incredibly hard to work with a ” SHOCK JOCK”…LOL…..God blessed you with an infectious laugh (and I’m sure other things) , and you couldn’t be in a better place to share that gift with others. Thank You….whatever kind of day I am having….when you laugh, I laugh. And that, my friend, is a gift from God, shared through you….
Thanks so much, Rob!!!