This is the verse the Lord has given me for 2015:
"So you, by the help of your God,
hold fast to love and justice,
and wait continually for your God."
This is a verse I heard in a sermon recently, but the Lord spoke to my heart that it was also the verse He has for me for this year. I see in this verse the Lord reminding me that it is only BY HIS HELP that I can do anything that pleases Him. Pride is a deadly scourge, and I must be vigilant to root it out and give no place to it.
I see the Lord calling me to hold fast to both love toward Him and others, and also justice. Not the justice of the world, which is sometimes actually injustice, but HIS justice. His truth must reign in my life. And there again at the end am I reminded that I must be in continual relationship with Him in order to know the plans the Lord has for me, and to walk in them. Apart from Him, I can do nothing. I am called in this Christian life to live in fellowship with Him. I am posting this here, because I hope to look back and see how God has used this word to encourage me through the coming year.