The last few months I have been spending a lot of time in 1 John and have found myself reflecting on what I’ve come to know about God and myself. Surprisingly, I realized that there is a lot I know and believe as I head into 2016. And yes, there will always be more to learn and know. I’m going to list a few of those things in today’s blog post.
And one of the big things that I know heading into 2016 is that God, because he knows me completely, knows the best possible path for my life and He WILL watch over me and advise me. 1 Cor 13:12; Ps 32:8.
I don’t know where you are at as you head into 2016. I don’t know if 2015 was a year where you found yourself less than victorious because of sin, wrong thinking, or because something other than Christ found its way onto the throne of your heart, or if 2015 was a year of closely abiding in Christ and seeing many victories, but this is also true: God longs to be in relationship with us, and he’s made a way for that to happen through his Son, Jesus Christ, and by giving us a helper, the Holy Spirit.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of life. Thank you that because of all you’ve done for us we may have friendship and relationship with a holy God, and be empowered to be participants in your continued work here on earth. May we live lives that honour you and bring glory to your name. Holy Spirit, help us to love our brothers and sisters in God-honouring ways, and remind us of the things we can and should know because of our faith in Jesus. Amen.
One of my favourite places to walk in the summer.
The Reverend Carmen Kampman is a woman on the road of leadership. Ordained with the PAOC, she is a steward of God’s call to women in ministry, and the founder of LEAD Women, a ministry equipping Christian women for leadership. She is also VP of Advancement at Horizon College & Seminary, and a graduate student in the Masters of Leadership and Management program at Briercrest Seminary. Through study, discipline, and passionate encouragement, Carmen cultivates the deep wells of God’s grace and invites others to journey with her, to discover for themselves who they are and how God is calling them to where they want to be. Carmen’s journey can be summarized like this: God called. And she followed. Click on the "Who's Carmen" link in the menu to see a more personal message from Carmen.