…And in the twinkle of an eye 2016 came to pass. Happy New Year Everyone!
For some time, I have pondered, faltered and wondered about the reason for this blog; was it just something I was doing for the sake of it? Was it something I intended to continue in 2016?
I was thinking and I honestly cannot say I ever prayed about it- it was just something I grappled with in my thoughts.
And then this morning, the answer to my un-voiced question jumped at me from my YouVersion Bible memory verse in Matt5:14-16:
“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! KEEP OPEN HOUSE; BE GENEROUS WITH YOUR LIVES. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.”
…God is not a secret to be kept…Keep Open House…Be Generous with your lives.
These phrases leaped out at me and went ‘ka-boing’ in my head. This was it. This is the reason I started and the reason I will continue. How ‘generous’ I will be, I do not know, but be prepared for some open-house sessions on ‘Jenny-Lane’, the uncensored deal in God-colors.
And while I am at it, I am high on my Word for 2016… BREAK FORTH!
Isa 54:3 “For I shall break Forth on the left and on the right, and my seed shall inherit the gentiles and make the desolate cities inhabited.”
You may want to read the whole of Isaiah 54 in as many versions as possible too.
And though I am presently working to get back into the game after the oh-so-short holidays and praying to hold onto the extra weight I gained, I am shining forth in my God-colors and declaring “There is a lifting up!”
Happy New Year! Break Forth!!!
P.S: I Love YOU.