"The land into which you are about to cross to possess it, [is] a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven, [it is] a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning even to the end of the year" (Deuteronomy 11:11-12).
2012 is new territory for us all. It is a land of grace and living in the Land of Grace is never dull. Egypt is a flat land. A person can travel one mile or a hundred and the landscape never changes. Canaan, on the other hand, is a land of diversity. There are mountain peaks and valleys, ups and downs.
That’s how life will be in 2012. There will be happy days and hard days, but all the ups and downs of our lives are controlled by our Loving Father because our “steps are established by the Lord.” Your Father loves you so much. Take that truth with you each step of the way through 2012. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, (He says) thoughts of peace, and not evil, plans to give you a future and hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).
The year ahead will be a year of divine supply. In Egypt we had to dig our own irrigation ditches, trying to produce life from the labor and struggles of our own hands. In the Land Of Grace, our Father sends what we need from heaven. Our part is to receive by faith all that He wants to give and wants to do.
2012 is a Land of Grace, and it is our land. It is a land about which “the Lord your God cares.” Every square inch and every millisecond of time during the coming year is what He wants to share with you. Let’s claim it by faith! Let’s march into the new year, free from fear and full of hope. Let us go into it with the deep settled confidence that victory is ours, that there is nothing left to fear and that there is power and glory awaiting us!
May you and your family realize His rich blessings in 2012. Thank you for journeying with us on this grace walk as we continue to share His life and love with the world.