2010 is an exciting prospect for me. As everyone around me is focused on the coming year and resolutions, I stand amazed at what lies ahead. 2010 is so much more than a New Year.
It is a New Decade…one that will open like a flower in spring, before our very eyes. We can choose to stop and smell the sweetness or busily rush on by without reaping the gift that has been provide before us.
For me it is time to Slow Down and press into God.
The last few months of 2009 got away from me, and I did not like how that felt. I wrote less. I didn’t work on my photographs like I should have, although I did take them. I believe I attempted to get too many things organized and squared away at the same time and became overwhelmed and only hit the tips of my mountains.
Well God’s Word says that I have the faith within me, God’s faith, within me, to move mountains. So mountains I will conquer. With all the ropes securely tied and all those little carbines ready to hold me steady…here we go.
A good friend on FB posted today that she does not make New Year Resolutions, she sets Goals for the year. She had 19 for 2009 and succeeded to reach 9 of those. She was content with her progress and had begun this morning to re-evaluate those unmet goals and add a few new ones to the list. She was not feeling as if she had failed, she celebrated her completed goals and moved the unmet ones to 2010, if they still applied.
She posted this inspiration that stuck with me…
Biblically the number 10 represents:
- a start of a whole new order of numbers.
- the completion of a cycle~nothing missing~nothing added.
- The Divine Order from God ~ Perfection~ Divine Perfection.
I see no failure there! However, expecting good things to happen requires positive action!
The revelation I received immediately upon hearing the concept of 10s signifigance is that we must be aware that this is a decade thing~2010 simply begins the New beginning…it’s going to be much more profound.
2010 is actually three 10s in a row. A Trinity~ The Father and The Son and The Holy Spirit.
20 represents the concept of God and Jesus being one…and 10 is the Living Testament of the Holy Spirit. Where we are presently. Living in the Spirit.
I am excited! I am aware that my revelation may not be your revelation…but I don’t seen anything unbiblical in my revelation yet! I just feel the Spirit stirring within me.
With that excitement stirring in me I have chosen what I will be memorizing for Mega Memory Month January 2010.
Our Church has embarked upon a transition. Our Pastor stepped up into an evangelistic calling that God had for him. His son has been chosen to take the helm and the pulpit. This all began in November of ’09, and has been flowing smoothly. It is amazing when people move in the unity of God’s calling.
Our new Pastor has a mighty anointing and a terrific way with the Word of God and we are going to spend the year learning the Who, What and Why of Christ Jesus and all that goes with that!
Pastor has chosen a Cornerstone Scripture and a Focus Scripture to focus upon for 2010 and this transition…so in keeping with that focus I have decided to engrave this scriptures on my heart.
The Corner Stone:
Genesis 11:6 (New American Standard Bible)
6The LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.
The Focus for 2010:
Habakkuk 2:2-3 (New American Standard Bible)
2Then the LORD answered me and said,
“Record the vision
And inscribe it on tablets,
That the one who reads it may run.
3“For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
The Vision of RLFC:
Isaiah 61 (New American Standard Bible)
Exaltation of the Afflicted
1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
Because the LORD has anointed me
To bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to captives
And freedom to prisoners;
2To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3To grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
4Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins,
They will raise up the former devastations;
And they will repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.
5Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks,
And foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers.
6But you will be called the priests of the LORD;
You will be spoken of as ministers of our God
You will eat the wealth of nations,
And in their riches you will boast.
7Instead of your shame you will have a double portion,
And instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion
Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land,
Everlasting joy will be theirs.
8For I, the LORD, love justice,
I hate robbery in the burnt offering;
And I will faithfully give them their recompense
And make an everlasting covenant with them.
9Then their offspring will be known among the nations,
And their descendants in the midst of the peoples.
All who see them will recognize them
Because they are the offspring whom the LORD has blessed.
10I will rejoice greatly in the LORD,
My soul will exult in my God;
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,
He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up,
So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise
To spring up before all the nations.
And for Andrea personally:
Philippians 3:13-15 (New American Standard Bible)
13Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;
Happy New Year! 🙂