Hello and welcome!
Having just finished my favourite time of year (we start celebrating Christmas around June in our home) as we get ever more excited for the coming birth celebration of our King!
Next to that I love new beginnings and every new year, well… opportunities abound! Ever excited for this reason to write, (if you read my previous post you will know why the long absence in writing) we are expecting 2021 or are we anticipating 2021…
I wait expectantly for it, but, I have that tiny anticipation too of what to expect and what we may see in 2021, which we may be anticipating in the negative as the continuation of the devastation of 2020. My sincerest condolences to all who have lost friends and family in this time. The world is navigating uncharted waters at present. Ever-more need of our ever-present anchor, the Lord Jesus Christ. May His grace and peace abound to you.
Every year I ask the Lord for a picture of the year to come, for us as a family and for this blog to draw people in with Him as their guide. On December 31st, 2019 expecting 2020, the Lord gave me this picture and inscription.
As I have been waiting on the Lord for this year, I have felt a continuation of the theme, I have felt Him say to me, “Asnee, this year is a year of choosing. You can stand back and accept or you can stand up and move into my invitation to you. My invitation is my ever-present outstretched hand. Will you put your hand in mine, child-like?”
“Your choice is your reaction to my invitation. You can either extend your hand, accept the invitation and walk hand in hand on the water, focusing on me, or, you can hesitate or decline the invitation altogether. The picture, plan and God-given purpose and mandate for your life hangs in the balance. Will it be easy, no, change is never easy, will it be tough, exceptionally, but pressing into a new mould, a new you, a new power and authority in heaven, never will be or could be. Remember, Paul took some years off to learn and transform his thinking from old testament to new, John the Baptist had to remove himself into the wilderness to keep his focus sharp and on point as he was the only one who would know the coming Messiah. Jesus fasted for 40days and nights.”
“You may choose, I will never force you, but in 2021 would you like to stagnate, would you like to shrink back in fear or would you trust me for you and I to walk on water, together and conquer the giants that lie in wait for you. By the way the giants are there either way, whether you accept the invitation, shrink back or stagnate, they will be there to meet you, it’s not a question of if you will meet them… merely… how… you will meet them.”
“So, in 2021 will you transition with me, hand in hand… come what may?”
I have taken much of 2020 off from writing to simply examine my motives, where is my heart in all of this writing and how does it reflect on me and my relationship with the Lord.
I would like to take this opportunity to catch up shortly here, with you.
In 2019 I felt the Lord leading me to write a blog, which I have enjoyed tremendously! Simultaneously I felt the Lord daily giving me a note and a reading to be a daily inspirational for 2020, which I kept and have been publishing on facebook as and where applicable. As for my blog in 2020, I really took the time to do soul-searching to ensure that my motives for this blog experience were not my selfish intention of getting my “name out there” and being noticed in some way, but for the sole purpose of writing what the Lord has given me to share, with truth and in love! So, I asked the Lord for the purpose and direction for my writing and He, as always, faithfully came back to me with scripture:
Reason for my writing:
Is 45:22 “Turn to me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
23 By myself I have sworn;
from my mouth has gone out in righteousness
a word that shall not return:
‘To me every knee shall bow,
every tongue shall swear allegiance.’
I am to write to the glory of His Holy Name and for no other purpose.
How to write:
Is 40:1“Comfort, comfort My people,”
says your God.
2“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and proclaim to her
that her forced labour has been completed;
her iniquity has been pardoned.
For she has received from the hand of the LORD
double for all her sins.”
3A voice of one calling:
“Prepare the way for the LORD in the wilderness;
make a straight highway for our God in the desert.
4Every valley shall be lifted up,
and every mountain and hill made low;
the uneven ground will become smooth,
and the rugged land a plain.
5And the glory of the LORD will be revealed,
and all humanity together will see it.
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
My writing is to comfort the people of the Lord and keep us focused on Him as our spiritual Father in heaven who always provides and intercedes for us on this planet!