Monday's Message of Hope

Crowned with His Goodness!
Monday, January 24, 2022 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

Even though we’re not far into the new year, I felt prompted to go to Psalm 65:11 for this week’s message:

You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance. (NKJV)

Let’s ponder on that. God crowns this year, 2022, with his goodness. While I originally thought I would focus on the Lord’s goodness, I was drawn instead to the word “crown.” Of course, I had to check out Strong’s concordance, and oh my—what a treasure in this word that King David chose hundreds of years ago. It means “to encircle for attack or protection.” How profound!

Let’s look at that verse again with this revelation: God’s goodness literally encircles this year with a two-pronged purpose—spiritual warfare against the enemy and divine protection from the enemy.

I don’t know about you, but as I’m typing, I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around what this verse really means. To put it another way, God’s goodness surrounds all 365 days of the year 2022 to go on the offense against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and spiritual wickedness in high places (see Ephesians 6:12) while providing divine protection from an attack from those same enemies.

Wow, Wow, Wow! It just doesn’t get any better than that! Let’s celebrate this week as the goodness of God surrounds 2022, the year of our Lord, to fight for us and to protect us.

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • How does this revelation change your view of the new year?
  • In what ways will God’s goodness surrounding this year impact you personally?
  • How will this affect your prayer life?

Have a glorious week celebrating God’s crown over 2022!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Linaya From Billings At 1/25/2022 6:33:26 PM

I am always safe, with God's arms around me. At every stage of my life he has new and renewed opportunities for hope, for new creativity and even for mending relationships that may have gone awry. Thank you, Lord, that every day is a new start and I can smile for what you have waiting through ope

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Linaya. Thank you for sharing your heart. I'm so glad you have such a deep, rich relationship with our precious Lord. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

Rosalee From Laurel, MT At 1/24/2022 11:33:14 AM

Great word of encouragement. "Crown" always takes me to the passage about white/grey hair is like a crown of splendor - through wisdom and walking with God we are "successful" in that we have learned - often times the hard way - but God is with us guiding us back to him always.

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Rosalee. Thanks for your encouraging words and your insight on your own journey with God. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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