Bespoke Inspired January 2017
January will bring with it freshly anchored HOPE and all of its transforming power. The strength & power of this transformational hope carries with it true redemption. It is a time to go deep, and welcome the marvelous change that freshness brings. It is a time to be rooted, and a time to cultivate gratitude.
Gratitude is one of the major keys for moving forward in the New Year. Remembrance of what God has done for you is really important during this time. Keep it ever before you, as it will anchor you to his hope. It also unlocks new levels of multiplication and acceleration.
Anchored HOPE ‘We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.’ Hebrews 6.19. Hope is going deeper. It will come from a deeply rooted place, and be unapologetic. It will transform the atmosphere with goodness. Where there was darkness there will be light. Where there was hopelessness, there will be joy. Where there was desperation, there will be an answer. Where there was loneliness, there will be love: True and transformational love.
Renewal, REstoration, REdemption, and Purity: God is bringing a wave of His goodness, and it is transformational in its power and strength. Every good outcome that is possible, He is making available for you. He is bringing renewal, restoration and redemption through intimacy, vulnerability and transparency with Him. He is waiting patiently for us to reveal our hearts to Him in order to redeem, restore and renew us to our rightful place as sons and daughters. He is also releasing a new kind of purity that looks different, and is stronger than we’ve seen before. A purity of heart, a purity of spirit, and a purity of body. Grace is available to access this purity now.
Be alert to distractions Trivial distractions may attempt to steal your focus from what God is speaking to you or doing in your life. It may seem like the mundaneness of life: plumbing issues, insomnia, flat tires, water leaks, minor illness, physical injuries, or temporary setbacks. Do not lose sight of the prize. God has good things for you, so do not be dismayed or distracted by these issues as they come. He will provide a solution, and they will be easily overcome.
Deep Roots This is a time to be deeply rooted and grounded in the secret place and in community. There is a special grace for being known, and momentum for building community during this time. As you step out in courage to let yourself be known and seen for who you are to your Creator and to others, you will be blessed. The roots you build during this season will carry you far. He is taking you Deeper Still. Acknowledgments of covenants made during this time will be deeply blessed.
Edit This is a time to edit your life with a lasting effectiveness. Like getting rid of clothes you don’t wear there will be grace to eliminate now, with lasting effects from what you choose to cast off from your life during this time. Once you know where you’re headed, you know that there are certain things you can’t take with you. You must be rid of unforgiveness, resentment, isolation, fear, woundedness, old unhealthy ties, and being stuck. This is a time for forward motion, and you must release whatever is holding you back. Start by cleaning out your closet, and see where God leads you. Physical action brings spiritual release.
Unveiled In the secret place and through your sacrifice of vulnerability, God will be revealing new things. Like solutions to your problems that feel hopeless, mysteries that you’ve been seeking answers for, and deeper levels of His goodness. He is releasing new levels of kingdom revelation. Keys that you will need for this next year. Seek and you will find.
We love to hear what God is doing. He is always speaking, and as a community we are constantly leaning in to hear His voice, aware of what He's doing all around us. This is our inspiration for designing our monthly piece, our Bespoke Inspired. It will be released at the beginning of the month, and will be available for that month only. This month's says:
It is a time of new birth and acceleration (starfish). God doesn't want us to experience a piece of Him. He wants us to know Him fully. We have an invitation to experience Him more fully--He wants to take us deeper still. Remember what He has done and how far He has brought us (elephant). God is unveiling deeper levels of His goodness to us (unveiled). God has given us authority and revelation and He wants to reveal to us more of Himself (key). We are in beautiful covenant with God (circle). If you're feeling weary, dry, or worn out, come to the waters of refreshing and resource. You can go deeper still.
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