Unspeakable Joy Devotional

December 25th

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What Do You Expect? Habakkuk 1:5 “Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.”

Let’s worship the God who still does wonders. He has not stopped working. He still has plans. As we look to the New Year, let our prayers be the same as Habakkuk 3:2 which says: “O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.”

Don’t limit God to what He has done in the past, he delights to do new things. This year, except Him to. In Isaiah 43:18-21, He tells us: “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing: now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.”

Did you get that? He formed you for Himself so you may praise Him! Oh, put the past behind you and walk with Him. If you’ve been walking in a weary place, let Him lead you beside still waters. If your way has been rocky, let Him make the rough places smooth. If this past year has been one of your most blessed, don’t think He’s run out of good gifts! Lay the New Year before Him and say, “Not my will, but Thine.”

Matthew 6:9-12 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” Pray the Lord’s Prayer aloud, meaning every word. Ask the Lord to let His will be done on earth and in your life. Ask Him to meet your needs this New Year and to protect you and your family from temptation and to deliver you through trials. Thank Him for His faithfulness and praise Him for the wonderful works He’s done, as well as those He’s yet to do.

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