There is nothing-no circumstance, no trouble, no-testing that can ever touch me until, first of all it has gone past God and past Christ right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a GREAT PURPOSE, which I may not understand at the moment. As I refuse to become panicky, as I lift my eyes up to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no trial will ever disarm me, no circumstance will ever cause me to fret-for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is- that is the rest of VICTORY!!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Brace for impact......

Ready or not here we come 2012. I can't believe another year has passed us by. Although I strongly believe because of the blood of Jesus we can choose to start over any day I always do look forward to the beginning of the new year. A few years back there was a movie made called "Brace for Impact." Every January 1st the phrase "brace for impact" plays through my mind. Its like I am saying "um ok Satan bring it on " and in another aspect I am super excited to see how God is going to blow us away in another year.

The movie talks about the miracle we all witnessed on the Hudson River of flight 1549 where 150 passengers were spared on January 15, 2009. I dont know anyone that hasnt read this story and felt complete shock and admiration at what miraculous events took place on such a blistering cold day almost 3 years ago. The lives that were changed that day is far beyond anything i'm sure we could ever comprehend. Imagine the emotions and sequence of events that took place in each of those peoples lives that day. Regardless of how detailed CNN, NBC and Fox News gets we will never really be able to fully understand the magnitude at which that single even impacted those 150 lives.

One of the survivors of the crash said he remembers so clearly the pilot saying overheard in such a calm and gentle voice in the terrifying moments leading up to the crash "brace for impact." After I heard this I couldnt help but keep playing it over and over in my head. Brace for impact, brace for impact, brace for!!!!! I started thinking about how the Lord has been revealing some things to me lately and how much in our lives i think God wants us to apply that principle to 2012. I have talked to a few friends about it being a new year and there seems to be such excitment in the hearts of so many. There's this sense of relief to be able to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. I feel like the Lord has been speaking to me lately about something in particular and I can't even explain the excitment I feel in my heart because I really believe that He not only has given me this desire deep in my heart but He has given me the peace to really believe that whatever He has shown me I can claim that as victory, its already done by His power. I feel like the Lord is telling us to be prepared and "brace ourselves for impact" He is going to do some amazing things.

Websters definition of the word brace is : to get ready (as for an attack). The definition for the word impact is: to have a direct effect on or strike forcefully. So by saying "brace for impact" we are saying "get ready to be forcefully struck by something that will have a direct effcect on our lives." I know there are people around us everyday that need a miracle. Maybe its healing of an illness, a job to ease the financial strains of life, restoration of a broken marriage, freedom from past hurts or failures, whatever it is we all need a miracle somehow and somewhere. We often seek the Lord for answers and ask for Him to "just fix whatever needs fixed" we say we believe He has the power to do anything and nothing is to big or too small for our God but then do we really believe it??? We hide inside that steel plane of faith until things start crashing down around us like flight 1549 and then we start to waiver. Like that gentle voice of captian Sullenberger the pilot for flight 1549 God is saying to us "regardless of what lies ahead, regardless of how bumpy the road looks, regardless of how hopeless the situation seems...."brace for impact, because I am the maker of heaven and earth and there is nothing I can't do for my precious children i love so much." If I close my eyes its as if i can see myself sitting in this giant plane with turmoil and uncertainty around me but then I hear overhead from the cockpit God calling out "brace for impact" and then the most amazing thing happens...prayers are answered in ways that we couldnt even imagine...the sick are healed, mourning is turned to dancing, miracles are being witnessed all around us and God is just smiling because He knew all along what He was doing. As we were clinging tight to the passenger next to us hyperventilating in the overhead drop down oxygen masks above us God was getting ready to land us safely right into a blessing like never before.

1 Corinthians 2 :9 "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind can imagine what God has instore for those who love Him." The blessings he has planned for us on earth and in eternity in heaven are more than we could ever even desire for ourselves. What is it that your heart desires for 2012??? Do you need a miracle from God that you know deep in your heart He is fully capable of doing? If so believe it with every ounce of your being and claim it as victory over your life!!!! Be excited and hold on tight because the ride ahead may be insane but God is going to move in 2012 in ways that we can't even imagine...."brace for impact."

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