Happy New Year
Is coming our way
And right on time
Is it the hour, a second, or is it a day
When does one leave
Is there something I shall see
When does the other enter
When will the New Year, see me
What is the significance
And what’s all the fuss
Parties and noise makers-
Can a day change us
Plans and purposes
Poised for blessing
Believing God’s word
In His faithfulness may we be found resting
For it is out with the old
And in with the new
It’s about more of Him
With less of me and you
The rise and fall
Of day’s ahead
When next to Jesus
We’ve nothing to dread
In good times and bad
He has made us this promise
Looking unto Jesus
Author and finisher, how flawless
Our faith shall be complete
When silently 2019 comes through the door
Restoration, completion, wholeness too
Yes in Gods timing, we shall see much, much more
Prayers will be answered
And hearts will be made new
Oh what time is this to happen
You will know when it happens for you
I hear THE LORD exclaim
As we prepare for this day
Oh there is a day coming
Continue to pray
For in a moment
In the twinkling of an eye
We shall no more to sorrow
To this brokenness, we can wave goodbye
In the days ahead
Continue to believe on Me
Then and only then
Can you bring others to see
That in this world
It’s not where they belong
We are destined for eternity-
Heaven is where we call home
2018, we’ll take your lessons with us
2019, is going to be simply amazing
Stand firm and keep believing
The Lord is saying NOW is the time to start praising
Poem written by Laurette Laster © 2017
We know that a simple click or turning of the hands on a clock, does not denote or truly differentiate one day from another or one year from the next. This turning of the hands isn’t what makes the change. Time is simply a parameter set by God set to give us markers and teach us how to measure and appropriate. We don’t need a clock to tell us that there is a change. A clock isn’t what tells us that day is turning into night, or dark to light, or good to bad. God in His infinite wisdom and creation made the day to slowly and tenderly turn into night. This same wise God made the dawn to awaken, gradually.
Isn’t that a beautiful thought? That our gracious heavenly Father allows the newness of a new day to awaken gradually, and this same gracious loving Father allows for dusk to turn into night. I believe He has done this so we will be summoned and compelled to look, and to take notice. I also believe it is to show us His ways, and that He is a patient loving Father, One who loves to teach and train us, and not jerk us into something we cannot see and understand. If we have been in a dark room where there was no light, we cannot immediately adjust to full light of day in a blink. Not we are designed to adjust at a gradual pace. Think about how you become acclimated to these changes in your own life. What if it was day and in a blink of your eye it became the darkness of night. Or what if you didn’t know when it was going to happen. How frightening would that be? Think about this. God in His wisdom allows for change to awaken and to happen around us, and also inside of us.
The sunset tonight was so beautiful. It was full of robust colors that only God can create. These exquisite colors were made possible because of the clouds that were in the sky. Clouds like struggles will enhance the beauty of His grace, when seen or beheld in the face of our Savior Jesus. The gold’s and the amber’s are perfect colors and hues that even Photoshop, or Lightroom, cannot enhance or make better. God changes things, and us, gradually, not in knee jerk actions. He isn’t looking to pull the rug out from under us. We needn’t fear the changes that are coming and we mustn’t fear The Lord and His timing in our lives.
With this being said I encourage you to be gentle with yourself. Do not think you must have New Years resolution or make a sharp right turn by mid January. Relax and savor some quiet time in prayer, and seeking The Lord, at the beginning of 2019.
I hear The Lord saying; we will continue to make forward progress, but this will be like climbing steep hills. It will not come easy, but nothing worth having or keeping usually is easy. We know that the things that cost us the most are the very things we value most.
Listen for the Whisper’s of the Lord! Remember, Elijah heard The Lord in the still small voice. Elijah expected Him in the earthquake, and in the wind, but He wasn’t there. Then Elijah again expected Him in the fire, but He wasn’t there………..
How do you hear the whispers of The Lord? I believe you must; Wait, Hope, Intercede, Seek, Pray, Engage, Relax, and then you will hear the plans that The Lord has for you. “We make our own plans, but the Lord decides where we will go.” (Proverbs 16:9 CEV). The you can Start the plan that was whispered to you during your quiet time. The plan that The Lord gives will flow out of the quiet time spent with Him during the month of January. Think of it like a time of planning with your husband or wife. This is a time to dream and decide the course of the upcoming year. This will guide you into, and usher in the New Year with a new freshness and a brand new perspective. After all it is root season in the natural. It is a time to dig deep into the word and heart of our heavenly Lord and Savior.
We all desire to be productive and see that we have accomplished something with our time. God wants us to invest the talents He has supplied. I know God is looking for ROI; return on investment. This is going to be an exciting year for the serious. Focus and faint not.
Keep your landscape clear and your windows clean, allow nothing or anything to distort your dream. Word given to me for 2019
Happy New Year and God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”