Empowerment Spring 2022

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what am i looking for in

2022 By Qwinita Bell


The ending of 2021 was such an emotional and heart-wrenching period of my life. I can honestly say “God’s Word” undergirded me in a way I never thought possible. As I crossed over into 2022, I crossed over knowing that God had a plan for my life; that I was being prepared for a deeper level of communion with Him.

“my calling, my purpose”, what I have been assigned to do from birth.

As I’ve stated, 2021 left me with two vacancies in my immediate family: a grandson and a brother-in-love. That loss continued in 2022 with the loss of my daughter-in-love. It is noticeably clear that time as we know it is winding down. God’s word in James So, what AM I looking for in 2022?? 4:14 teaches me that only today is First and foremost; I look for a closer promised and to take no thought or more personal relationship with God. worry about our tomorrows. 2022 I want to be a positive and productive is a new year, and I rejoice knowing agent in leading my family, friends that although it is new and fresh to and acquaintances to Jesus Christ. me, God is already there preparing I want to be able to explain and the way making the rough places exemplify the salvific work of Christ; smooth and the crooked places and exhibit the peace, grace and straight. His promise is to never leave mercy of God. I want to be able to or forsake me, but I must take each not only speak life into those I come day as it comes and rest in the trust in in contact with; I want to live in such knowing He’s already there. a way that no words are necessary that I am child of the Most High. Each year gives us time to do that which God has assigned us to do; but I am looking for a deeper prayer . . . “their span is but toil and trouble; relationship; for God to expand His they are soon gone, and we fly away.” Word to me in ways that I can share, (Psalm 90:10) It is my prayer that 2022 understand and implement in my life. will find me closer to my Heavenly It is my prayer that I yield to His will Father. to use me in ways that will draw my children and extended family closer, that my neighbors in the community I reside in will see the difference in my life and desire to obtain the peace I exhibit as I walk through the neighborhood. In other words, I’m looking for a Nehemiah 6:3 episode in 2022, a “no matter what” is happening mindset, I have a job to do; a Matthew 5:16 personality; letting my light shine from my facial expressions to my daily footsteps. In 2022 I’m look for


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