I spent New Year's Day creating a photo book of 2015. As I looked back over the past year, I was amazed that God could cram so much into one year! I'm even more amazed that I'm still standing. I laughed over a lot of the photos, was sad over a few because of the changes they brought, and even grieved as I thought back on all of the losses I faced. Needless to say, 2015 was a tough, action-packed year.
What do I desire for 2016? Well...God & I talked about that this morning. Here's what I told Him:
"God, I want to live in the deep place of Your affection and Your passion. I want to delight in You!! I rejoice in You. I take pleasure in You!! I want a new intimacy with You. I want to live in the place of Your indulgence, Your pleasure.
I also want to be intentional this year. I want to be intentional in pouring myself into other people. But first, I want this year to be a year of intentionally spending time with You, hearing You, being sourced by You--and then doing the same with others. I know I need to become unplugged to do that. Please hear my heart...I want to do that."
And then He spoke to my heart:
"Becky, I release you into your purpose. I release you to have some FUN and relaxation. I release you to ENJOY life!! I release you to love deeply and to bless others. I release you to care. I release you from the hold of social media. I release you to focus on Me and hear Me. I release you to know the way to go. I release you to belly-laugh with Me & others. I release you to deep relationship with your family. I release you to be real and honest. I release you from frustration, doubt, negativity, fear, critical thinking, judgment. I release you to love, truth, a positive spirit, acceptance. I drop you into place--the place I designed just for you--and have prepared you for. I release you to My very best this year, Becky--look for it, expect it! Let's do some amazing things together! I want you released, Becky. I want your purpose for My kingdom released. I want your laughter released. I want your future released. I release you from struggle. I release you to flow. You have all of heaven available to you. Now--go for it!"
I believe He wants to release you, too.