Against All Odds | 2019 Yearly Blog

Written By Anne Ballard | Jan 14, 2019
Against All Odds | 2019 Yearly Blog

In 2019, God is moving in ways that we don't expect, and He's breaking boxes of limitation. He is inviting you into greater vulnerability with Him than before, and encountering you in greater measure as you seek Him with your whole heart. Humility is key, and as you embrace taking the lower seat, you will see relationships flourish and favor increase.  2019 is a year of abundance, so watch for miraculous provision to spring up for you all around. For many, 2019 will mark the end of a traumatic time, and you will rejoice in the restoration of Heaven for all that's been lost.  It’s time to pull out your old dreams, the ones that could only happen WITH God, the ones you could never accomplish on your own. It's a year of possible impossibilities! 

                      

BREAKING OUT OF THE BOX

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
   neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
   so are my ways higher than your ways
   and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55.8-9


This year, as the body of Christ releases the box that we’ve tried to put God into in the past, we will see breakthrough, as He moves in ways we did not expect.  Release your ideas of how God moves, how He speaks, how He causes things to happen and you will be amazed by what He does. Our own limiting beliefs of how God moves has restricted our faith in His ability, and has narrowed our ability to see Him move outside of the way we think that He will.

                       

FINDING GOD

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29.13


Just as David was completely open and honest with God, sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly, this is the year for you to open up in the same way.  Even though God created you and knows all about you, He still really values your choice to share your whole self with Him. You will discover a different side of God when you choose to share your authentic, vulnerable, even raw self with Him, seeking Him with  your whole heart. Your vulnerability with God will usher in encounters with His presence in a way you haven’t experienced before. When you seek God with your whole heart, you will find Him.

                        

HUMBLE HEART

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

Ephesians 4.2


Humility is an equalizer, and not only will you find favor with God when you lower yourself, but you will also bridge the gap with all of humanity around you.  Choose to go low this year, and watch how others are drawn to you, and how love is cultivated in your relationships.

                        

GARDEN OF EDEN

2019 is a year of abundance.  Just as Adam and Eve had all that they could’ve asked for provided for them in the Garden of Eden, this year you too will be met with abundance everywhere you look.  You will taste and eat the fruit from trees you didn’t plant, and the fruit will come from unexpected places and at unexpected times. In the middle of winter, flowers will bloom, the sun will shine, and rains will stop.  Those of you who have been in a desert season, watch as God opens a door into a jungle season: lush, adventurous, full of life, big dreams, and thriving. Supernatural events will pave the way into your new season. Open your eyes to see and you will see the hand of God.  

                        

THE WINTER IS OVER

For many, the year 2019 will represent the end of a traumatic time.  It may feel like you’ve been climbing a mountain, and now you’ve reached the top.  Your journey, your war wounds, and your battle scars have shaped who you are. Though you are marked by them, there is freedom and grace to move on now.  Watch for God to restore things in your life to even better than they’ve ever been before. He is rewriting your story and this is a pivotal time, as you have the opportunity to make agreement with Him about the future that He has for you.  This is a time of rebirth. He is making all things new (Revelation 21.5)

                        

AGAINST ALL ODDS

“For nothing is impossible with God.”

Luke 1.37


2019 is a year of possible impossibilities.  It’s time to pull out your old dreams, the ones that could only happen WITH God, the ones you could never accomplish on your own.  Watch for God to speak a whisper of something that is impossible in the natural, and then watch as He makes it happen. This will be a year of unexpected financial blessing and breakthrough.  As you stand in faith on the promise that you have from God, rejoice in the way He makes a way where there was no way before. Generosity will bring disproportionate blessing, so be intentional with your giving.  The testimonies of God’s miraculous, outrageous provision this year will be ones for the history books. The stories of financial breakthrough for some people will be the catalyst for many to believe in God for the first time.  His goodness, mercy, and favor will shine for all to see.

                         

DECLARATIONS

We at The Crowning Jewels believe in the absolute, transformational power of declarations.  We know that truth comes by hearing (Romans 10.17), and speaking truth is an active way for us to renew our minds (Romans 12.2). We also believe that in speaking forth these declarations, you will change your life.  We invite you to partner with what God is doing and say these declarations throughout 2019. We would love to hear what God does! Please email us your testimony at tellyourstory@thecrowningjewels.com.

  1. God’s ways are not my ways.
  2. I find God when I seek Him with my whole heart.  
  3. I choose humility.
  4. Provision in the kingdom looks like abundance.  
  5. God is making all things new.  
  6. The impossible is made possible by God.

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Written by Anne E. Ballard

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