Let’s rewind and take a look back at 2015:
January: Pray Big
Every morning, I wake up and lift my heart to God in prayer.
I praise Him for His glory and goodness.
I surrender my agenda and expectations to His greater kingdom purposes.
I yield my desires to do His will.
And, then I ask for Him to move a mountain.
A year ago, Superman hung up his cape one last time after fighting an epic battle. His home-going was brutal and beautiful all at once. I miss the Man of Steel. He was a rare breed — a devoted family man, a mentor to his brothers, and a hard-working servant to his community.
On Saturday, fifty or so of his closest friends gathered to remember and to reflect. We sat in a tight knit circle forged by faith and friendship, and we told stories of Superman’s feats while here on earth.
March: Into the Deep
I’ve also come to see that there is great beauty to be found in the deepest and darkest of waters.
Do you want to go into the deep?
His sovereign hand will be your guide.
Just jump in and meet Him there.
April: Full-Throttle Faith
Some days, you just need to grip the steering wheel and keep moving forward — even if you are just inching along.
For the last five years or so, there’s been a dashboard light blinking in my heart. I am pressing down on the accelerator full throttle, but the road of life has hit me hard. I am spurt, spurt, spurting along most days.
May: The Hard Hallelujah
Sometimes, we choose to lift up empty hands to our God and bless His name with our lips even though our heart is breaking.
I don’t want to be a mediocre pray-er. I want to be a world changer.
I believe in the power of prayer. I believe that prayer is my battlefield.
Every good soldier marches onto the field with a battle plan.
July: Run Deep
I want to run deep.
I want to stand in the deep with my family.
I want to walk deeper with my friends.
I want to dig deeply with you, dear reader.
I want to plunge into the deepest of the deep with my Jesus.
August: But God
I was empty, but God filled up my tank today. I am so thankful.
September: Love On
Love creates the space that helps me to move forward into freedom and victory.
October: Pray Big for 31 Days
God delights when we confess our need for Him. He sees your trembling heart full of love that is holding fast to His promises.
He sees you.
Your prayers are a sweet aroma of sacrifice that rises straight to the heart of the King of Kings.
One glorious day, He will thunder down and crumble your mountain.
November: Plead My Cause
I feared the worst until God finally assured me that her case was not as complicated as I thought.
You see, I forgot she’s got an unbeatable Defender in her corner.
He’s already declared her innocent. Victory is certain.
He pleads our cause.
December: Peace and Goodwill
I must decide to turn off the clamor and tune into the Light. Hope is ever alive in my heart because the Light of the World has come. He has conquered sin and death and darkness.
God is not dead, nor does He sleep. The wrong shall fail, the right prevail with peace on earth, goodwill to man.
“The Year in Review 2015.”