This morning I want to share a fact about fear in America as we start 2022. I am very thankful for all my teachers like Charles Stanley, Adrian Rogers, Billy Graham, Kathy Branzell..but most of all JESUS! JESUS!!!
I also want to share this with you from Kathy Branzell of National Day of Prayer
With that in mind, have you given any prayer or thought into how God wants to disciple you in 2022? Every year I encourage you to pray and to ask God for a word and/ or a Scripture that He will expand your understanding and lead you through over the next year. We can never predict all the ways He will increase your understanding as you journey through the year with Him. We are all imperfect people being perfected by a perfect God and He does not leave us to stumble through life with games and guesswork, He guides you every step of the way if you will resolve to watch and respond to all that He wants to do in you and through you each day. He is the Potter, and we are the clay.
Many people are worried about what is going to happen in the coming weeks, months, and year. God sees the end from the beginning and His thoughts, plans, and ways are higher, better, and beyond anything we can ever imagine. Be encouraged; more than that, be strong and courageous walking by faith and not by sight. Turn your eyes, ears, and hearts to Jesus and exalt the Lord who has established you and all He has for you in 2022.
Would you be willing to begin by praying with me now?
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, You are the Alpha and Omega, the God is was and is, and is to come. You are ALL mighty, wonderful, powerful, and worthy of all praise. You are the Author and Perfecter of faith and our lives, and we have nothing to fear as we walk in the safety of the shadow of Your wings. You are our refuge and our strength. You never leave us or forsake us, and we desire to love You with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Please increase our understanding of Your will and ways so that we can worship You with our lives. Thank you for all that You have done and will do as we commit to learn and respond to You in 2022.