Happy New Year! We are well in to the New Year, but I am so excited for the New Year-- I have not had this kind of faith and belief for God's goodness to overflow for many years! I am already experiencing unbelievable revelations from God as I am committing so much more time to Him these next 21 days into the New Year! Today's inspiration is simple but yet powerful and truly could make the key difference in your upcoming year everyday! I pray that you will find it helpful and that you will see God's hands all over this special download from Him to you!
The Lord has had me studying mercy and I feel I will be studying it in depth all year long. As I was studying this morning I came across this scripture and it just dawned on me that this is a critical step for all of us as we enter into this year 2017. I don't know about you but most often and particularly every new year as I make a New year's resolution list, I try to please God through it all. But the revelation I had this morning truly hit me deep within my heart and soul! 
Who is a God like You,
Pardoning iniquity
And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in mercy.
He will again have compassion on us,
And will subdue our iniquities.
You will cast all our sings
Into the depths of the sea.  ~Micah 7:18-19, NKJV
Through the above scripture I heard God say, "Laine nothing you can do here on earth can completely please me because you are human. So, I ask you Laine, do you know what really pleases me, your God, your Abba, and your heavenly Father? It is right here in this scripture my dear daughter. It pleases me to offer you mercy! I offer you complete forgiveness of all of your sins. Then I don't just forgive them but I bury them into the ocean, the deep blue sea, and remember them no more!"
WHOA! What a great truth for all of us today, on our way in the New Year beginning our journey into 2017. May we all go to God today and empty ourselves out: our known sins, our past sins, our current sins, our unknown sins, and our future sins right now. God will be so pleased and He will forgive and forget every one of them.
My challenge this week is: find a few extra moments with God the next 20 days, allow God to speak to you in these quiet moments because He longs to not only hear from you but to answer you, and surrender today all of your sins! I promise the blessings of 2017 will be in such overflow because of your obedience, tender hearts towards Him, your putting Him as a top priority, and your believing that He will forgive and forget all of your sins. 2017 could possibly be your best year yet with just these few simple steps -- you will walk freer, more blessed, and more successful in all that you do this year! 
Happy New Year! I love you all so much. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time. Also, I will be praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you may have. I would This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a Lively week!

Livin' Lively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft