God often uses different things or people when speaking to us. Sometimes He speaks to us in ways we aren't expecting. Jen Otero dives into the topic of "hearing the voice of God," which is also a key in Mercy's "Keys to Freedom" series, and gives clear understanding on some ways God speaks to us.
Be intentional about your day-to-day decisions towards your end goal, but also challenge you to celebrate the steps that you take in between! It's the step-by-step, day-by-day, mini-accomplishments towards your end goal that build over time into success.
Goals help us focus and have vision for the future. But a good goal is also one that is "SMART." The goals you set, in order for them to be successful, need to have some key components!
There are many ways to look back over the last year and remember what the Lord has done. Our encouragement this week is to take some time after you review the year to set up your own altar in remembrance and gratitude for 2016.
For many of us, as we look back, 2016 held great moments and areas of victory. For others, 2016 may have been our most difficult year yet. There is power in looking back and thanking the Lord for His hand in your life in 2016.
Often at this time of year, you will hear people talk about how they are trying to be intentionally grateful in preparation for Thanksgiving, but have you thought about what would happen if we actually began to thank the Lord IN all of the circumstances of our lives, whether great or difficult?" "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks IN all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thess. 4:13.