Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Happy New Year! I get so excited about the changing of the calendar and another year to experience life! We go through so many highs and lows over the course of 12 months. 2023 was an amazing year! I ended the year with the loss of my grandfather. He was an amazing man who left a legacy of faith and love. In the days before heaven welcomed him, he spoke of all of his blessings; a life well lived, and how God had been faithful to answer all of his prayers. He was the only grandfather I’d ever known. I was lucky enough to have lived with him and my grandmother more than once. They showed me love, acceptance, faith and grace. They took me and my kids with them to church. They went every Sunday, my entire life, and my grandma still does. They tithed faithfully. They showed up for their kids and grandkids. They were generous with their time and their resources.
Now that I am also a grandparent, (Gigi as I am called) I aspire to live up to the legacy they have given to us. I am so incredibly lucky to come from generation upon generation of praying grandparents. I am continuing in that family blessing with my own.
As we enter this brand new year, I am filled with a spiritual energy that I have never felt. A few months ago in November, the Lord spoke to my heart regarding 2024. I was at the gym listening to worship music, and I heard TERRITORY. All at once God showed me that this was the year of taking dominion, and putting a stake in the ground for the territory that already has His name on it. I feel a new fire; one like I have never felt before. I feel a new level of authority that gives me even more passion. As I write this, the pace of my heart is speeding up. When you learn to surrender to His will and ignore your fears, God can and will move mountains.
I love Jesus. I trust his plan. I will go WHEREVER He asks me to go. I would give anything up. I would take on any impossible task, and I will forsake my name and reputation if he asked me too. If answering his call means walking away from what’s familiar, I will do it. If obedience means upsetting others, I will do it. What matters the MOST to me, is him. Not even my calling matters to me. It is him; my relationship with him and the trust I have in him. This is the result of hard fought battles. Pruning that felt like it would kill me, and dying to everything I ever thought I wanted, but was never really for me. I trade it all for him.
This foundation gives me the confidence and courage to take territory this year. If you notice that I seem a little more fiery, or it feels like I have a new boldness in my words, now you know. If you come across a podcast, video or event and you hear the passion in my words, or you notice I am talking louder, now you know. If you see that I have more haters than normal, now you know. If I say something that stirs you in a different way, now you know. Something will absolutely rub people the wrong way but it’s ok, because I am on a mission. This mission is my current assignment. It is this company that I love, and the lives who are yet to be impacted through it. Girl Power Alliance is about what He wants to do in the lives of thousands around the world.
The Bible tells me in Proverbs 16:7 ESV – “When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.“ I don’t fear the hater. I don’t worry about what people choose to say about me, my company or my mission. God has got my back! He has yours too.
I will be handing out courage to anyone who wants it this year. I will be pouring out my belief and conviction to anyone who’d like to partake. The door is wide open and the invitation will never be rescinded. I hope to build an army of thousands this year who will join me on this mission.
Thank you Lord for what you’ve done, and thank you for what you are doing! May today be the first day of the most impactful year of my life!