Shopping Basket
Your Basket is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should receive an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Basket



2018 New Year's Prayers

Posted on 1 January, 2018 at 7:55

As I sit here looking out the window on a very cold Jan 1st morning, I am contemplating the year ahead. The sky is transitioning from black to dark gray to light gray with streaks of orange from the rising sun. Transition. A word the Lord spoke over me last year and I believe is an important part of this year as well. My life has been and continues to transition from black, to dark gray, to light gray and finally to the vibrant colors of orange and red and yellow, and finally into the blinding sunshine that is God's plan and purpose for my life. A song comes to mind and I sing it slowly and worshipfully, meditating on every word, and adding a few for emphasis.

"The sun comes up, it's a new year dawning. It's time to sing my song again. Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, may I be singing when the evening comes. BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL, O MY SOUL. WORSHIP HIS HOLY NAME. SING (all year) LIKE NEVER (never ever) BEFORE, O MY SOUL, I WORSHIP YOUR (Jesus) HOLY NAME!" 

Oh I'm praying for a year that will be experienced like never before. The my soul will reach new heights of worship and intimacy with the Lover of my soul, Jesus. I'm praying for a saturation of the Oil of Anointing of the manifest Presence of God ike never before. I'm praying for RESTORATION of all things broken, unfinished, diseased and stolen from my life. I declare a year of RESTORATION for me and all attached to me. If you come near me this year, it's likely I'll lay hands on you and pray for restoration in your life. 

Enough about me, I'm getting carried away here, now back to YOU! Are you taking some time to write down RESOLUTIONS, goals, plans, wishes, dreams, prayers? It's easy to make that list in the same manner you have before. 1. Lose weight, 2. Exercise more, 3. Eat healthy, 4. Pray more, 5. Read Bible more ... or whatever your list looks like. But may I suggest a different approach because sometimes, that old way didn't prove to be very effective.

Instead of writing the things that YOU are going to attempt to do, how about writing a prayer about it. Instead of lose weight, eat right and exercise more; write, "Lord Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit that is within me, give me the desire to do all of the things that I need to do to be more healthy. Change my 'want to,' change my heart in such a way that it will give me the courage and the steadfastness to make those changes."

If you want to pray more, read the Bible more, don't just make a resolve to do so, ask the Lord to create a hunger for Him and for His Word in such a way that you MUST have time with Him. And that the Word would come alive in ways you've never known, thus creating an excitment for His Word that you've never known. 

If you think that you want to be a more kind, generous and benevolent person, don't just make a plan for giving, but ask Jesus to do a work in your heart that causes you to see others as He does. Ask Him to increase the compassion in your heart. 

I think you get the picture. Making a list of resolves, changes or goals is great, but the reason most of us don't follow through for long is that our hearts just are in the change. We are trying to will ourselves to make changes and let's face it, our wills change on a whim. But when we get the Holy Spirit involoved in changing our hearts, then our deep desires (the thing that really drives us in our core) change. When we are changed at the heart level, our thoughts and actions are changed, really changed. We will see the results that we desire to see. We are changed for the better. And, most importantly, God gets the glory!

I pray for you and happy, healthy, transformed and restored 2018! In Jesus' Name!

-Dana Stout

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply Pay Day Loan
9:59 on 21 May, 2021 
sonic payday
Reply Easy Payday Loan
10:42 on 21 May, 2021 
long term payday loan
Reply Amyfourf
10:55 on 21 May, 2021 
viagra men
Reply Paulfourf
14:13 on 21 May, 2021 
xenical 120 over the counter cialis 2018 generic cialis uk online pharmacy how to buy cheap viagra online prozac prescription
Reply Easy Payday Loan
15:39 on 21 May, 2021 
small loans bad credit cash lenders
Reply Easy Payday Loan
15:46 on 21 May, 2021 
200 online payday loans pay day advance
Reply Money Loan
23:58 on 21 May, 2021 
commercial loans
Reply Online Lenders
0:21 on 22 May, 2021 
indian payday loans
Reply Judyfourf
3:18 on 22 May, 2021 
uk viagra prices augmentin 500mg price in india tadalafil 20mg pills viagra order from canada lisinopril 20mg 37.5mg cheapest brand viagra online cheap stromectol cialis cost canada tretinoin buy usa propecia online canada
Reply Maryfourf
6:56 on 22 May, 2021 
propecia tablets for sale cheapest amoxicillin 875 levitra order ivermectin cream 5% how to get metformin uk brand cialis online pharmacy best canadian pharmacy no prescription cost viagra 100mg how to buy cialis tadalafil pills price
Reply Spotloan
7:11 on 22 May, 2021 
easy to get payday loans
Reply Loans Online
8:56 on 22 May, 2021 
personal loan website
Reply Denfourf
10:49 on 22 May, 2021 
prescription viagra usa sildenafil 100 uk pharmacy no prescription ventolin 200 mg buying tadalafil in mexico
Reply Eyefourf
11:11 on 22 May, 2021 
levitra price usa over the counter generic sildenafil tadalafil 10 mg india stromectol otc cheap levitra 10 mg canada drug pharmacy cialis lisinopril 10 mg pill plaquenil malaria zithromax 1000 mg online real viagra pills
Reply Loan Cash
11:41 on 22 May, 2021 
Reply Quick Loans
14:43 on 22 May, 2021 
payday loans of america loan store
Reply Denfourf
17:51 on 22 May, 2021 
cialis 10mg canada where to buy glucophage in uk purchase viagra in mexico where can i buy over the counter viagra online pharmacy without scripts
Reply Lisafourf
19:51 on 22 May, 2021 
tadalafil 20mg price in india
Reply Instant Online Loans
23:25 on 22 May, 2021 
loan online
Reply Personal Loans
0:45 on 23 May, 2021 
loan amount fast loans bad credit