At Gold Hill, we take one verse of the Bible each year and set it as a theme and a focus, something to keep coming back to and shape who we are. And this year, the verse is…
We follow a powerful and mighty God, who has done great things in history, in the Bible and in our lives. We also believe He can and wants to continue to do great things! He is more powerful and more able than we are, but sometimes we slip into thinking everything is down to us. It just isn’t!
The verse comes from a prophet in the Old Testament, Zechariah, who serve the people during a time when their nation had been brought very low and everything was in ruin. It was a reminder that hope, rebuilding and a future were all possible, but it wasn’t going to be there doing – it would be God at work, and they should focus on Him.
So this verse will be a constant reminder to us throughout 2022, as we rebuild and press forward, that it is God’s strength we need, not our own. Join us in praying it. Join us in claiming it. Join us in clinging to it! God invites us to greater dependency on Him.
‘Not by strength nor by power, but by my Spirit’ says the Lord Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6)
Keep the verse close to hand
For lots of us, in the busyness of life, it’s easy to forget things that are important and to slip into self-reliance instead of reliance on God. This verse is a great way to remind us, but to be reminded we need to see it and remember it often. Something that most of us look at dozens (if not hundreds!) of times a day is our mobile phone. So we have made a few different versions of this verse to be used as a Lock Screen for you your phone. If you’d find that helpful, download one, set it as your Lock Screen image, and pray it when you see it.
(If you find yourself starting to miss it because it’s too familiar, switch up the design so it catches your attention again!)
To download, just right click on the image (or press and hold on a phone) and save the image. Then you can set it as your Lock Screen through your phone’s settings.