As we look toward a New Year and reflect on the old, I find myself talking to Father often, asking Him to speak to me, to bring revelation and guidance. I find myself asking Him questions like:
-what did you think Papa about last year and how it went?
-what foundational lessons did you teach me last year that you want to build on in the New Year?
-what is my particular assignment from you for 2015?
I'd encourage you to also be asking Him questions and listening to His voice during this season.
This morning I read a quote in a book I try to read once a year. Its called Strengthen Yourself in the Lord, by Bill Johnson. I'd like to share a quote with you from it today. He writes, “As we agree with the revelation of who He is, the reality of who He is begins to flow into our lives and transform us into His likeness. All fruitfulness in our lives flows from this place of intimacy with the Lord.” (Underlining mine).
I think this is a powerful statement worthy of reflection and application. As we press forward for Greater Fruit and Supernatural Increase of His Kingdom among the unreached, we must remember this so very important truth. All fruitfulness will flow from intimacy with Him.
Our greatest goal as we look to the New Year MUST BE to grow in our revelation and understanding of Who He is, and for that reality to flow into our lives as we become more like Him day by day. All fruitfulness in our lives and ministry will come from that.
So how will we measure that growth in both revelation and the effects of that revelation? How will I measure my growth in understanding His goodness and mercy and love for me? How will I be able to see if a revelation of that is transforming me into a person who is full of goodness, mercy and love?
What proactive steps can I take to grow in revelation of Him and in intimacy with Him? What priorities will I need to have? What boundaries will I set or what will I say "no" to, in order to keep this goal and desire in the forefront of my life?
I want 2015 to be the year of the greatest fruitfulness my life has ever seen. Why not? I also want it to be the happiest, most joyful year, where I thrive in my spirit and soul like never before, where I am the most full and have the most to give away and to overflow to others.
It all comes down to how much Im willing to prioritize and protect my intimacy and love relationship with Him.
What about you? What are you hoping for, dreaming of in 2015? Lets dare to dream with Him for Greater Things, Greater Fruit, More of His Kingdom in Us and flowing to others through us.