A word from Valerie Holmes
Dear Revive Family,
Here we are together again entering a brand new year, 2019. God has been so faithful and I have grown deep in His Word and in Faith this year as I trust you have.
I am praying for the family here at Revive USA. I have asked the Lord for a Word to stand on for you in this New Year. He led me to Proverbs 4:23-27:
” Above all else, guard your heart, for it effects everything you do. Avoid all perverse talk; stay far from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; then stick to the path and stay safe. Don’t get sidetracked ; keep your feet from following evil.”
This year God is focusing on YOU! Not you in a crowded room, not you in the masses, but you face to face with Him in His presence. This year God is going to expose your heart to YOU. He calls us to pay attention to our heart and to guard it above all else, for it effects everything we do.
This year by revelation, God will allow you to realize more than ever before, that He knows your heart. You will have an awareness of the eyes of God upon your heart. It will cause you to respond and deal with issues in your heart that are not pleasing to God and do not line up with his Word, and He will also show you the areas that you are a delight to Him, His special treasure .
You will better understand intimacy with the Savior that you have not yet grasped, how deep His love is and how constantly aware of you He is. Your faith and trust will blossom with roots that go down deep and you will guard your heart with the spirit of a fighter (wrestling with principalities & powers ). You will understand that your heart truly does effect everything you do, have and are, and how it widens or narrows the flow of blessing.
The call to clean up your mouth is clear! The door of your heart is exposed, left wide open to the destructive work of the enemy by perverse, corrupt talk. Perverse means twisted, contorted. A child of God walks a straight path and uses words like arrows. Perverse words are any words that veer off from God’s Word, speech that doesn’t line up with, and is twisted and contorted from God’s Truth. Corrupt means corroding, rotting. You will guard your heart this year because of fresh revelation that corrosive words bring death, and you will have the power in your mouth to create LIFE!
Look straight ahead and fix your eyes on what lies before you. God is asking you to focus, to not look to the left or right, but straight ahead. He’s more focused on you than you’ve ever realized. Fasten your eyes on the Savior, mark out a straight path by a renewed commitment to the Word and prayer and by walking in love toward another, especially to our brothers and sisters in the faith.
God has shown us how to stay safe. We have nothing to fear. As you stay focused on Him, this year 2019 will be the greatest year of revelation, understanding, provision and miracles that you have ever seen. Know today that His eyes are fixed on YOU!
It is a pleasure and a privilege to love and serve you in the Father’s perfect will again this year.
Pastor Valerie Holmes
Co Lead Pastor, REVIVE
Myles Holmes Ministries