I am not predicting the "END", I am saying that 2008 is almost behind us. Today (actually yesterday) is December 1, 2008. 30 more days and it will be 2009.
I look forward to 2009 with great anticipation and expectation. I am expecting to breakthrough some major barriers and to leap over some huge walls. I appreciated everything I learned in 2008 and have 30 days to reflect on the blessings of the year.
I believe that 2008, a year of new beginnings brought so much newness into our lives. We all should be able to see some type of growth and renewal in our lives at this point. I have several areas that God has stretched me and molded me. He has renewed my mind, my outlook and my dreams. He has given me an outlet to express my faith and to inspire you to have faith to do exploits. He has opened some doors and only He can close and closed some that He will not allow to be opened.
I challenge each one of you today to take out a calendar and mark down one thing each day that the Lord has made new in your life this year. Start with December 1st and put something down that God has made new, renewed or made you grow. Put something that you were instructed to do and do it. Take a leap of faith and do that thing that you are not so sure of. If it is 30 days of prayer, do it. 30 days of fasting, I'll pray for you :))), etc. I believe this challenge will make each of us really put some thought into our dreams and give thanks for the things He has done.
I am grateful to each one of you for accepting these challenges and I want to hear some of your revelations this month. Let each of us know one thing that you are working on or that you have accomplished this year. If you haven't started walking yet, don't give up a lot could be accomplished in 30 days. I am expecting to see a new you before 2009.
Strap on those heels, get out your pen and get to writing. Walk around and speak in faith what you are looking for next year. Visualize yourself in the new year and draw a picture in your mind, find a scripture that matches your dream/yourself and pray that the Lord births out of you what He has placed in you.
I am excited about what is about to happen before the year ends. Yes, the end is near but it is full of expectation of great things to come and 2009 is going to be a year of BIRTHING.