Looking Back on 2018

2018 has been one for the books for my family…

Has it been easy? Absolutely not, but it’s been a year of “testing” our faith, and ultimately, being obedient to God.

The Bible talks a lot about moving forward towards our goals and walking by faith, but the Scripture in 2 Corinthians 13:5 reminded me this morning that we need to “test out” our faith as well.

To call yourself a Christian is one thing but to have that deep desire to be transformed by Christ, is quite another!

I have always mildly joked that we need to “be careful about what we pray for” because the desires of our hearts (if we are walking with God) are God-given. Therefore, when God asks us to step out into these dreams, are we ready – no matter what?

2018 has been a steppingstone for the Brand’s, a steppingstone for what is to come.

It’s been a year of transition…progression…and transformation. All three of us have been on an individual journey that has been in unison with each other, but through that, we have been able to encourage and love one another, through the good, the bad, and the ugly.

2018 has shown us that there are no limitations in God’s Kingdom. No fear – just love. Nothing is classed as a failure – just growth.

I want to encourage us all to reflect on the past year…

Are we actually walking with God?

Have we stepped out in faith, and have trusted God for what is to come? Are we thanking Him for His goodness?

Celebrate 2018 – no matter if it’s only been small wins or massive life-changing experiences, but let’s reflect today on whether we have ultimately had genuine faith this year

Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith. 2 Corinthians‬ ‭13:5‬

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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