He has done great things for us!

photo (39)What a whirlwind this last year has been but looking at it now in hindsight I’m thankful.  I went through a lot of ups and downs in 2012 but God had His plan. Of the many things God taught me the one that comes to mind is trust.  A big chunk of my 2012 was spent learning to follow the leading of the Lord and learning to trust Him when that leading takes us to strange places.  Many of the things I went through did not make sense at the time but I now see they were necessary to have happened.  The Lord is in control and those who diligently seek Him will have revelation and an abundance of grace!

Through it all I have learned to hear Him better and this I am most thankful for.  It is the most precious gift to have communion with the Lord.  I look forward to hearing from Him much more in the coming year.  In fact I’m pretty sure that’s His plan.  As the new year approaches He has brought Psalm 91:1-2 to my attention:

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

What I think this means is me and God are gonna hang out quite a bit this year and that is exciting.  In fact I’ve never been more excited for a year in my whole life.  2013 holds great blessings, grace, victories and love encounters with the Almighty!

If God is for us, who can be against us?

Happy New Year to you all and God bless you!

-Justin

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7 thoughts on “He has done great things for us!

  1. admin

    Happy New Year Justin and to your family. Resting in the Lord is the key to abundant life. In a place of rest, it is easy to listen to his voice and to trust him. God is so good and gracious to us!

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  2. nopew

    What a thing, to rest in Christ for the rest of the year – and life. If only the rest of the Followers would do that, the rest would be better.

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  3. Don

    I have recently been in a study of Daniel. One of the main things is “the heavens do rule.” We might not always see this ruling, but it is present, which seems similar to some parts of your 2012. Best wishes for this new year.

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  4. Freedomborn

    Thank you Justin for sharing honestly from your heart, what comforts me is knowing that God does not cause us to suffer or willingly allow it but He does strenghen us in it and as you said we can be grateful because impossible situations give Him a chance to show His glory, provision and grace in our lives but also His great Love and compassion. God tells us ( see below ) that He does not afflict us or Temp us and and that His plans for us are very good.

    Lamentations 3: 33 For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

    James 1:12-14 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

    We also have today Justin, something more wonderful then a cloud, we have the Lord Himself, who comes into our hearts and guides and teaches us and gives us His bread and living water which is His very substance and being through the empowering of The Holy Spirit.

    The rest of the Scripture Justin that you shared in James, is an awesome answer to any doubts and confusion we may have.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne.

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