I have already begun

Just as I prefer to choose a word or a source of inspiration to focus my attention on for the year ahead, I have decided to also choose a bible verse to accompany my theme for 2020. I wanted to choose a message that I can keep close to my heart – one promise that I can think about and meditate on among all of the other promises of God. I wanted to choose something that truly spoke to me.

I feel as if choosing a verse for yourself, for every week, every month and every year can be a really good habit to begin. I feel like it not only brings encouragement and confirmation, but can also help you to stay positive. This can be a great exercise that can help you to memorise different verses that you can utilise as often as you want. I feel like learning verses off by heart can be extremely helpful when needing to speak truth and positivity over yourself and others as well as whenever you may be facing spiritual warfare. After all, many of the fiercest spiritual battles can happen in your mind and I believe if you can think about and repeat certain verses as soon as possible, it can be so meaningful and so powerful in the midst of those moments.

Feel free to write your own personal verses down in your journal and/or diary, it can even be written down on a small piece of paper. Stick the verse up in your room and working space so that you can see it often.

So the verse I have chosen for myself this year is Isaiah 43:19.

“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”

I believe that the message this verse brings to me, will stand as a reminder of God’s promises to continue transforming my life, to deliver on His promises and to always provide for my needs. I feel as if this verse reminds me that He never stops working on my behalf and that His plans are always bigger and better than mine even though I might not see them or understand them yet. This verse also stands as a reminder that God can bring good from anything and that all good things come from Him.

I hope that this verse can be a source of encouragement for you too!

A few more verses to accompany the power of the verse above:

  • Isaiah 45:24 – “In the Lord alone are deliverance and strength.”
  • Isaiah 58:11 – “Where God guides, He provides.”
  • Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
  • Proverbs 3:5 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.”
  • Psalm 32:8 – “I will teach you and guide you in the way you should live. I will watch over you and be your guide.”
  • Romans 8:28 – “All things work together for the good of those who love Him.”
  • James 1:17 – “Every good and perfect gift is from above.”

What verse or message is currently standing out to you?

Thank you for reading xx

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