Spring is here, friends. It is a new month and a new season! I’m excited by some of the things God is sharing this month! I believe it is going to be very encourageing, inspiring and yes, fun! I hope you will take today’s word to heart and really plug in this month to what Holy Spirit is saying…
Before we get started, I want to ask a question (or maybe it’s a suggestion?). I’m wondering how many of you use focus words to help plan your goals and priorities? I know we’ve talked about having a word for the year, but I’m learning that having quarterly and monthly words is extremely helpful! These focus words are little hints from God’s heart about what’s on his mind, what is coming up for you, and how you can be preparing for the future. If you haven’t, I encourage you to spend some time this weekend listening and discussing this idea with the Holy Spirit. Some of you may already have your words in place, so use this time to dig in a little and be sure you are clear on what those words mean or represent in this season.
Be very careful how you live, not being like those with no understanding, but live honorably with true wisdom, for we are living in evil times. Take full advantage of every day as you spend your life for his purposes. And don’t live foolishly for then you will have discernment to fully understand God’s will.Ephesians 5:15-17
God wants us to live intentionally, on purpose, with purpose. I mean, he actually promises that we will have discernment to “fully understand his will.” No confusion here! Only clarity, and focus and wisdom. He promises to give us the direction we need to take full advantage of every day and to spend our lives for his purpose! Umm, I would like some of that please! How about you?
As we launch into a new month and a new season, it’s important to get on the same page with him and to understand what he has for us in the next few months. I actually believe this is a very strategic season for the Church and for each of us. And I also believe he wants to let you in on what’s in his mind, heart and will.
Remember what Jesus said in John 15:15? I have never called you ‘servants,’ because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing. But I call you my most intimate and cherished friends, for I reveal to you everything that I’ve heard from my Father.
In other words, Jesus wants to share things with you! He wants to drop hints and clues and words that will reveal what’s happening in the unseen world and from a spiritual perspective.
Maybe you haven’t realized how much God wants to show you and tell you. Then this is a great time to start listening! Make it a goal to discover his words for you for the month of April and this spring quarter. The words I share this month may resonate with you or they may lead to something else. I’m hopeful that by sharing these thoughts you will hear him speaking clearly to you about what’s happening in your life, family, in the church and in the world right now.