After the holidays I had, which included me being sick for the most part of it, I am now looking forward in hopeful expectation for the new year to come. I am eager to see more success with my music ministry and songwriting; since, I’m getting close to the three year mark of following God’s call. This past year had many highlights for me, as I was able to attend the Next Level Songs retreat, in Franklin, TN, followed by a six-week mentorship with Steven Duncan of Next Level Songs, as well. Then, my crowning moment for the year was when I was selected to attend the GAP Intensive for Songwriters, which gave me the opportunity to write with pro-writers in Christian music. I have learned so much this past year, and I was able to get to my 75th song by the end of it. In 2017, my new year’s resolutions will definitely include writing a lot more songs, with God’s help. However, I am even more excited to be embarking on my very first “single” recording in January. It’s exciting news, and I will be giving you more details about that soon.
When I reflect on all that’s been happening, it helps me to realize that God has been good since the beginning. I have a lot to be thankful for. And when I look to the future, I have no need of fear–of failure, of trials, of getting a late start. Whatever God is doing, He knows the outcome, and will equip me for His purpose in His perfect timing, and for His glory. So, as I strive ahead, I am inspired to keep working towards God’s highest and best, and to finish strong the race He has set for me, with perseverance. (Phil. 4:12-14).
As you look ahead, I hope you will also anticipate God’s best in your pursuit of God’s purpose in the new year. We are all making “soul impact” in and around us, why not resolve to build souls for God’s kingdom in all our endeavors in the year 2017. Remember God’s promise to us found in Psalm 65:11, “You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.” -NIV. God promises to give us an ample supply of provision in whatever He has called us to do. The word crown here in Hebrew also means complete. Phil. 1:6 says, “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. All we need to do is seek to honor Him first above all else, and everything will fall into place. Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Mtt. 19:26, NIV. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you in 2017! Please share your goals for 2017 in the comments section below.
Here’s your challenge: Be willing and obedient to God, and humbly pray and seek after Him for the next 365 days, and see what happens.
Happy New Year!!