When God Names You...

Posted by Elaine January 02, 2021 at 12:00 AM AEDT

God will always remain close unless we decide we don’t need Him. His thoughts towards us outnumber the grains of sand – that’s how great His love for us is:

Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful!
God, I’ll never comprehend them!
I couldn’t even begin to count them—
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!

Psalm 139 The Message

As we recover from the horrors of 2020 and look towards a new start, God reminds us that He is our help.

God is a safe place to hide,
ready to help when we need him.
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,
courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
Before the rush and roar of oceans,
the tremors that shift mountains. Psalm 46

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“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated… because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. John 16:33 New International Version (NIV)

“This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and everything living around you and everyone living after you. I’m putting my rainbow in the clouds, a sign of the covenant between me and the Earth.

From now on, when I form a cloud over the Earth and the rainbow appears in the cloud, I’ll remember my covenant between me and you and everything living, that never again will floodwaters destroy all life.

When the rainbow appears in the cloud, I’ll remember the eternal covenant between God and everything living, every last living creature on Earth.” Genesis 9:12-16 The Message (MSG)

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The hard times will continue to come, But…

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV

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“Here’s another way to put it:
You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.

No matter what trauma has crossed your path this year, if you align your thoughts with the way the God of the Universe sees you, then you will begin to move in the rhythms of God’s plan for you.

If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 The Passion Translation (TPT)

This, for you, will be life-changing if you decide to accept what Jesus offers you! It’s worth telling your friends about.

Please share this message with those you love and bring hope and light to someone else’s world!
2021 Elaine Costin – Capturing Sunrise / Blog