LIGHTHOUSE OF HOPE
We are so thankful for what God did in 2018, but we have an even greater expectancy for what He will do in 2019. In Isaiah 43:19, God says that He will do a new thing, and as we are seeing God is doing something new here at Lighthouse of Hope. There have been many challenges, but God has remained faithful and will continue to be faithful.
In verses 1 and 2 of the same of chapter of Isaiah, God tells us not to fear because we are His. It says that even though we pass through the waters and walk through the fire He will be with us and we will not be overtaken. We can definitely say that as a church and as individuals that these verses have been true for us this past year. We have seen God do the miraculous time and time again, proving His faithfulness and miracle-working power.
As we enter our time of prayer and fasting, let’s prepare our hearts and minds for what God is wanting to speak. Fasting is a time when we can seek the Lord and receive direction and the breakthrough that we are needing. As we fast and pray together as a church, I believe that God will give us the direction for this year. Let’s pray and believe that this will be a year where we will walk into God’s promises. If He is wanting to do something new, we can’t settle for the way things have been before. We must look ahead and be willing to do whatever God asks of us.
Let’s claim all of God’s promises this upcoming year, and see what our God will do!
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior... "
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.