Are you ready for a SHIFT in 2016?
SHIFT is the word we continually hear regarding this upcoming year. I believe it will be a SIGNIFICANT year SPIRITUALLY, CULTURALLY and POLITICALLY. How we navigate through it will be of utmost importance. Don’t fly blind in the days ahead!
I believe there are incredible opportunities for those willing to let go of the status quo and embrace the new. In other words, those willing to SHIFT.
The church must SHIFT
The believer must SHIFT
The world has already SHIFTED
We live in a different nation and culture since 2000. Most change has gone unnoticed until 2015. Now many are trying to figure out how to make it…that’s the wrong perspective. We must seek God’s wisdom and understanding. It’s time to contend. The days of the next great awakening are upon us.
What is taking place is far more than a new “season” it is a new “age” (more on this later). Making the most of what lies ahead requires a SHIFT in faith, focus, and thinking.
As you look ahead into the SHIFT of 2016 let me encourage you to consider the following RESOLUTIONS.
1) Start praying constantly for a spirit of wisdom and revelation. This was Paul’s continual prayer found in Eph 1:17:
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”
2) Start mining the Scriptures for the truths that will propel you forward. A favorite reading plan of many great reformers, revivalists, and revolutionaries is this one:
3) Take “heed how you hear”. This is the key to unlocking the secrets of God’s kingdom. It is also the heart of Receptivity. If you haven’t picked it up, let me encourage you to get it and invest into your spiritual life in 2016. You will not be disappointed.
Please know that Jenna and I are praying for you and your family. 2016 will be the best year yet.