New Beginnings in 2008

01 Jan

Master the ordinary! Expect the extraordinary! – the Spirit of the Lord is hovering over the deep

In the beginning, God … (Genesis 1:1)

Are you better or worse off spiritually than you were 12 months ago?
What new daily habit will provide the most spiritual growth in your life in 2008?
What current daily habit most needs to be eliminated in 2008?
What new beginnings is God offering you in 2008?

It seems quite obvious that the Bible uses numbers in patterns.  Who can deny that 40 is significant? In Biblical numerology, “8” is the number of “new beginnings” – 8 people on Noah’s Ark (2 Pet. 2:5); circumcision on 8th day (Gen. 17:12); God made 8 covenants with Abraham.

Numerous modern day prophets have declared that 2008 is a year of new beginnings. The very first book of the Torah and the Bible is Genesis, which means “beginning.” I have decided to listen to the entire Bible during January using The Bible Experience on CD. My children gave that to me as a Christmas gift last week. Today I am listening to all of Genesis.

The word I have received for 2008 is “convergence” – a year in which God is going to supernaturally accelerate connections between people, ideas, and resources. God is putting together many pieces of the puzzle to make sense out of pieces in our lives that we know are somehow related, but not how.

On November 26, Michael Stay shared with me this prophetic word, “2008 is going to be a year of action – running forward, but not in a hurry. Every step that we take is going to be fruitful, multiplied – exponentially. We are going to work together, not just one client at a time, but one enterprise at the time, one industry at a time, one community at a time, one nation at a time. We are going to see this start popping in 2008.”

It’s interesting that October 2007 began the Year of Jubilee in the Hebrew calendar – a year of complete restoration.

Prayer Power
Heavenly Father, thank You for new beginnings. Thank You that 2008 is both a year of new beginnings and the Year of Jubilee  – a year of complete restoration for those who choose to follow You and Your ways. May we prepare the way for Your second coming, Jesus. Amen and hallelujah!

Link of the Day
Overview of the book of Genesis

Blessings to seek God as the source of your new beginnings!

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