There is so much excitement over this New Year! There is so much that is new and so much that God desires to make new. Yet there is also a hesitancy as some are holding back due to fear of disappointment.
To you, the Spirit of God says, ‘Stir up your expectation in me! Dig into my word a little deeper! Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by my word.* Press into the word and raise your expectation of what the results will look like. Dig deeper into me and draw closer to my heart. Step out of hesitancy and into full faith mode. Just believe me. Believe that I keep my promises. Dare to hope and trust that this year will be the one that is full of the new thing that you have so desired. I keep my promises to those who hold fast to my word. I desire for you to partner with me in this, for in this place of partnership and expectation, you give me room to work the new that I desire for your life.’
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.