I have noticed a particular theme to most of my post. I tend to encourage my readers and myself to identify limiting beliefs in their relationship with God and encourage them to take steps to grow. Part of my purpose in life is to encourage God’s people to reach higher heights in all aspect of their lives.
In this new year, I desire to reach higher heights in him. I don’t know about you but I know there is always a new level to grow in God. Where I am at the end of this year must be an improvement from the last. This is what Paul said to his Philippian brethren.
“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. (Philippians 3:12-14).
In spite of where he was in his relationship with Christ, he knew there was so much more work for him to do, much more for him to attain. He was continually reaching for that higher height.
Last year, one of the verses impressed on my heart was to remain in Christ.
I wanted to reach higher heights in him by bearing fruit in the form of seeing more people grow in their relationship with him through my blogging. But one thing he reminded me of was that constant connection with him was a must if I were to do that. It was out of this constant attachment to him that I would actually bear fruit.
John 15:5 says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.
This year, to grow higher in him, I sense the Holy Spirit impressing on me to make public what he says to me in the dark. This time the verse he is impressing on me is Matthew 10:27. It says, what I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs (Matthew 10:27). These were instructions given to Jesus’ disciples as he sent them out to spread the gospel.
As I desire to see others grow to higher heights in Christ, it’s only fair that I do the same for myself. What higher height are you reaching after this year?
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