Happy New Year, Superkids!

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I am excited about this year. It’s normal to be hopeful at the start of a new year. The Lord made us to look for hope no matter how hard things may seem. Thankfully, Superkids, we know who to ask for the real GOOD News! Everyone, say His Name, “JESUS!” That’s right. Recently, I asked Him, “What’s my word for 2022?” Have you ever asked the Lord a question like that? We can ask Him ANYTHING and talk to Him about everything. He’s easy to talk to.

James 1:5 says, “And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give it! He won’t see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace” (The Passion Translation).


If you want to know what the Lord has planned for you this year, ask Him. He doesn’t mind when we ask for wisdom. You won’t get in trouble for not having all the answers. When I ask questions, I often hear a quick answer, but not always. Sometimes He answers with lots of information. Sometimes just one word pops up in my heart. It doesn’t matter if you hear a lot or a little, or whether it’s a quick answer or takes some time, the important thing is that Jesus always responds. It’s not hard to hear from Him.


John 10:3, TPT, says, “The sheep recognize the voice of the true Shepherd, for he calls his own by name and leads them out, for they belong to him.”


Why ask Him to give you a word for 2022? He wants to encourage us and tell us the good things He’s planned! Jeremiah 29:11-14, New Living Translation says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,’ says the LORD.”


The Good Shepherd has good plans for your future. He listens, gives hope and HE WILL BE FOUND BY YOU. I love knowing He wants us to find Him. So why wait? Go ahead and ask Him the question:


Jesus, what is my word for 2022?


Now, listen. Don’t be in a rush, and don’t dismiss a simple quiet answer that may come quickly. Look for Him with your whole heart and attention, believing you will hear. Most importantly, when He speaks, write it down. In Habakkuk 2:1-3, The Message, God talks about this when Habakkuk asks, “What’s God going to say to my questions? I’m braced for the worst. I’ll climb to the lookout tower and scan the horizon. I’ll wait to see what God says, how he’ll answer my complaint. And then God answered: ‛Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.’”


Writing down the words of the Lord reminds us to continue to have faith in His words about our future and encourages us when we need it.


Keeping it in front of our eyes helps us remember His promise. It allows us to “run with the vision” like a football player runs with the ball to make a touchdown. We win when we know where we are going.


How can we keep His future in front of our eyes? Have you ever had a chore chart to remind you of your jobs or a star chart to remind you of your successes? A vision board is a great way to keep your word for 2022 in front of your eyes. Your parents can help you cut out pictures, and find scriptures and ideas that represent your word to you. Now make a fun poster! Leave room to add pictures and scriptures during the year! Hang your poster where you’ll see it every day and be reminded of the Lord’s good plans for you in 2022.


I hang pictures and vision ideas on my fridge, mirror, closet and bulletin board. Have fun with this New Year’s project!


So, what is my word? When I asked, He answered so quickly and with such a surprising word that it took a while to sink in. The conversation went something like this:


Me: “Lord, what’s my word for 2022?”

Jesus: Fun.


Me: “Did You say fun? That doesn’t rhyme with 2022. (Aren’t we silly sometimes?) Is that You? Did I hear right?”


Jesus: You want it to rhyme? Fun for you in 2022. Or: Your fun is due in 2022. Take your pick!


He told me a bit about what my “fun” would look like. WOW! l’m glad I asked, and you will be too!


Superkid, I would love to hear your word for the year. Please email me at commanderkellie@kcm.org and let me know what He says to you and if you like, send a picture of your vision board!


Jesus has a word for you in 2022!



Commander “Fun in 2022” Kellie! ♥


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