The Offer of a Lifetime

09.01.2021. We’ve had 9 days to try on 2021; the fit is not quite right – it chafes in places but we can’t return it or ask for a refund.

As we dip tentative toes into the year, I am reminded of lines from Chris Tomlin’s song ‘Whom Shall I Fear’

“I know who goes before me
I know who stands behind

The God of angel armies
Is always by my side”

The Holy Spirit has brought me so much comfort over the last few days through the lyrics of this song, assuring me that no matter how dark and jagged the terrain gets in 2021, I’m not alone. I may find myself in trouble, but I won’t be alone. I am assured of divine company January to December. I am assured of angelic company in the midst of the fire.

So, my question to you is simple: who is going with you into 2021? Who will fight your corner with you in 2021? Who will stand by you when your health/friends/family/finances give way underneath you in 2021?

If you’re up for it, God is offering to walk with you this year. The author of time, the One who knows the end from the beginning is making a compelling offer to you for 2021: “My presence will go with you. I’ll see the journey to the end” Exodus 33:14. If I were you, I’d latch on to this offer of a lifetime.

Please, don’t try to go it alone. The journey is too far and the challenges are hiding in the shadows waiting to pounce.

My prayer for you this year is that the God of angel armies will go ahead of you this year, beat down your foes before you and make crooked paths straight before you. Amen.

With Unvarnished Love,


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