The new year is a time of goals, plans, and dreaming. I believe God wants us to dream bigger than ever before. But this requires something very specific: faith.
I remember a time in my life where I was a believer, but I wasn’t embracing the faith in God that He desired from me. I had a sense in my spirit that God wanted to do more with me. But I had been living by my standards, and my way. When the Holy Spirit told me, “You’ve yet to live by faith,” I was so convicted, because I recognized that was the key—the barrier—the issue—between the life I was living and the life that I had the sense that God wanted me to live.
I’m so passionate about sharing this with you at the beginning of this year. Why? Because I really believe that you have that same sense, too—the sense that there’s something else God is calling you to. It’s like a wooing. Sometimes, you can even explain it to other people. There’s a pulling and a tugging at your heart, because there’s something more that you sense God wants you to embrace.
1 Corinthians 2:9 says, “As it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.’”
Every significant thing that God has done in my life goes back to the moment I placed my full and complete faith in God’s way instead of mine. The moment I truly began to live by faith is the moment doors began to open. All of a sudden, things just started happening. And every significant thing God has done in my life since then—even to the point of being a part of The Worship Center—has happened by faith.
What area of your life do you need to surrender to God in faith? What dreams has He placed on your heart, and how can you place more of your faith in Him regarding them? As we open the chapter on this new year, don’t be afraid—be excited, knowing God’s character and faithfulness qualifies Him to handle every single detail of your life. Then, hand them over, and watch what He does in 2020!