I wanted to slam the door on 2017, but it was like trying to slam a closet door with an avalanche of stuff puffing and oozing out of cracks around and under the door. And like the too full closet, the door could not be shut until it was dealt with!
2017 ended with two of my grandchildren in two different cities in the emergency room. (All will be fine! They are both recovering at home now!) Praise God!
What a YEAR!
I don’t want to reflect on 2017…I just want to FORGET and move on…
Hope for better things…put the past behind me!
But I woke up with Psalms 65:11 NLT “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” on my heart
When Wayne and I started our prayer time this morning, he mentioned that a verse was on his heart and began to read and then pray Psalms 65:11.
As Wayne talked and prayed, I could picture walking a hard packed pathway. You know the kind, so hard that not even a weed can penetrate the hardness…(that’s hard ground!). But as I looked back I saw where I walked was now overflowing with beautiful, fragrant flowers and plants. It was so thick and lush that I had to push through the fragrant beauty to gather the harvest.
I know, I know…nothing grows on hard pathways, but I believe the word of the Lord which says “even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” I believe that God is still the God of miracles. Nothing is wasted in His Kingdom!
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” Galatians 6:7 NIV
So for me, I’m not shutting the door on 2017 yet, because I am believing God, Who made the sun and moon and all the universe is crowning 2017 with a bountiful harvest that overflows into my 2018! I am believing God that even my hard pathways will overflow with abundance.
In 2017, I planted seeds of prayer…I planted seeds of obedience and I’m not leaving my harvest to rot…I will eat and share my harvest with others!
And what about you?
You’ve sowed into 2017 too! Don’t miss your harvest!
Happy New Year! I hope it is filled with blessings, joy, fruitfulness and peace. I pray that you will experience the love of God and His presence is ways as never before!