Romans-8-31THE WORD:  

Romans 8:31 "What then shall we say to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us?"

Looking ahead to the New Year, it is a great time to ask yourself:  What God-sized dreams do I have for the year ahead?

Often New Year's resolutions are just man's resolutions but lets turn our focus to the Lord, and what He might have in store for us!  Is there a ministry you have felt called to?  Might you have a gift that isn't yet being used?  Is there somewhere you are supposed to go, someone you know you could encourage, and there is no denying that it is from the Lord?

Romans 8 is packed full of encouragement, and verse 31 confronts every excuse we might come up with for not fulfilling God's purpose in our life.   Verse 32 continues "He who did not spare his own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?"

I encourage you to start the New Year with some quiet time with the Lord.  The One who made you and shaped your heart is the One who gives you your heart's desires.  Come near to Him, and listen as He whispers His dreams into your heart.  Write things down, and commit to the steps that you must take to fulfill the things you believe God is calling you to.  Then walk in confidence knowing that the King of the Universe is on your side.  Do not be crippled by fear, and do not back down.  Boldly follow your God-sized dreams and ask yourself continually, "If God is for me, WHO CAN be against me?"

Happy New Year!  May God bless you and your God-sized dreams!