happy new year good people!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that you brought in the new year surrounded by people you love!
As for my family and I, 2018 met us where every new year meets us… in church.
My husband and I have attended our church’s new year’s eve service every single year since I moved to Chicago in 2007, we now attend as a family of four and I love that what started as an experience with just the two of us, has now become a tradition.
If you follow my profile on Instagram, than you’ve undoubtedly seen our youngest daughter Micah dancing the night away. It was cute to watch, but also concerning that she had so much energy so late in the night. Thankfully, she went to sleep without a fight when service was over, thanks in part to all the dancing she did, and also my diligence on making sure she stayed up throughout the service. Micah is one of those kids who can sleep through anything, which is a gift and a curse. The curse is, if she sleeps, she will think that she’s well rested and will refuse to go to bed later… and I can’t have that. Unlike her, I need to sleep longer than 15minutes.
We’re now 2 days into 2018 and I love the excitement every new year brings!
Facebook status’s are filled with affirmations, Instagram pictures are accompanied with assertive captions and 140 characters on Twitter boldly proclaim that 2018 will be the year where all things fall into place.
I’m here for it.
And I’m loving, every bit of it.
But it’s not enough!
I believe in the power of speech!
When I was in high school, I would always decree and declare things and conclude with “mark my words”, it was all fun in games at the time when those things would manifest yet I never truly understood the meaning behind it.
I now realize that there is authoritative power in the words we speak, and that we should choose them carefully specifically as it relates to ourselves, our families and our future.
As we begin a new year, I encourage you to take time and be intentional about what you say over yourself and the things you want to accomplish. I will go as far as saying, be intentional about what you think, what comes out of our mouth is often a result of our thoughts.
“Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit– you choose” proverbs 18:21 (The MSG)
As we dive into the new year, I’ve chosen a few scriptures that will be the precedent for my life this year and I share three of them below. There’s power in manifesting things through our mouth, but there’s UNRIVALED POWER in manifesting the WORD of God over our lives.
” Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over”
-psalm 23:5-6 ( KJV)
“For the word of the Lord is right and true, he is faithful in all he does” – Psalm 33:4-6
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
I’m no Bible scholar, but I do have a few scriptures in my arsenal, and if you don’t know where or how to find scriptures ( a simple google search will help you) be sure to type “biblical scriptures” when searching.
In closing, I want to wish you a happy new year, may your heart’s desires be fulfilled as long as they’re aligned with God’s will for your life. To health, wealth, love and joy!
What are some of your favorite scriptures?
Until next time.