13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” 14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. 15 Instead,you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.” (James 4:13-15)
What is the Lord’s will for next year? Will that Mormon friend of yours finally understand what you’ve been sharing with him about Jesus? Will you see the answer to your prayers this year in a relative’s exit from the Watchtower? Will this be the year your ideas for greater coverage in a ministry to the cults finds a place to flourish? Will God raise up more helpers to pray with you, support you and provide resources? What will God do?
There is a season for everything under the sun and I wonder if last year was a season of groundwork laid up for fruit in this coming year? The vision to stir up the church to care about Jehovah’s Witnesses was cast to an audience at the annual Witnesses Now For Jesus convention in 2013 and now that the video is uploaded on YouTube, I pray it will continue to bear fruit if the Lord wills.
Keep yourself in God’s love, Julie