Who can ever think that we will still be talking about COVID-19 and all the restrictions that came with it? In 2021 we believed God for TOTAL VICTORY, and I am very sure that we did experience total victory in many ways despite COVID-19. Total victory does not exempt us from challenges, what it does for us is the faith that reassures us of God’s presence in the journey, therefore, victory was not maybe, it was sure.
Now we are in 2022, the journey ahead of us will have a different focus; we will be encouraged to look around us to see what God is doing; focus on what we received from our heavenly father and on His faithfulness instead of focusing on what He is yet to do for us. With that shift in focus, unanswered prayer, as we refer to, will grow dimmer and dimmer because the God who heard our cry and answered on four of the seven requests we placed before Him, is more than able to do the rest.
We will approach God in the light of the assurance that He is more than able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we can think or imagine. in 2022 (Ephesians 3:20). Instead of grumbling and questioning, we will count our blessings, name them one by one, as the writer of that popular hymn admonished us to do so that we can declare God’s goodness as we recount and remember His faithfulness towards us.
I am looking forward to seeing the expressions of surprise on our faces throughout the year as we realize the extent of God’s faithfulness and His graciousness in answering our prayers.
Pastor James and Rebecca wish you and yours a year of pleasant surprises of God’s faithfulness as we remember all that God has done for us. Happy New Year.