Deut. 11:12,13 – But the land that you are going over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water by the rain from heaven, a land that the LORD your God cares for. The eyes of the LORD your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.

Dick Mills used to love to share this scripture at the end of one year and the beginning of a new year. He would apply this verse to individuals not just to the land of Israel or the people of God. I guess the point would be this, if this verse was good for the land of Israel as well as the people of the Old Covenant, it is surely good for us. Actually, Paul taught us that all the promises to Abraham and his seed are ours in Christ.

This is awesome news. This means that the Lord has every single day of 2018 in His vision. He has already watched over it and has made plans for my benefit for every single day of the year. That is a powerful promise. Here is how John Gill describes this blessing.

“his providential care reaches everywhere; but as this spot was what he had chosen for his own residence, and the place of his worship, and for an habitation for his peculiar people; he exercised a more peculiar care over it, to make it fruitful…to make it convenient, useful, and delightful to his people; yea, which he sought for and desired for his own habitation, the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year; his eyes of providence, to give the former and the latter rain, and that there be seedtime and harvest in their seasons, and that the fruits of it be produced at their proper time; some at the beginning, others at the end of the year, and others in the intervening months, and all wisely suited to the good of the inhabitants of it.”

If the Lord was so meticulous about the land, how about me? If He took care of Solomon and sparrows and Abraham and all of Abraham’s descendants how much more will He bring blessing after blessing into my life. The Lord always takes care of His children but some seasons are even better than others. I have a feeling something powerful is about to happen in your life in 2018.


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