‘What an incredible year 2017 was! I am glad to be entering into 2018, a year that I believe will be the year of promise for so many of God’s people! With that being said, God is expecting you to stop hiding behind your mask. Is your mask your money, attitude, job, position in ministry (ouch!) or your spouse? Your mask is designed to hide your “ites”, those sins (some people incorrectly call them issues) and keep you out of Canaan- your land of promise. You may remember all too well the “ites” who were in Canaan that the Lord told the Israelites to drive out to possess the land. Joshua 3:10 states: And Joshua said, “Here is how you shall know that the living God is among you and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Hivites, the Perizzites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, and the Jebusites. My “ites” have been discouragement,feelings of low self worth, disappointment, disillusionment, sadness, loneliness, feelings of rejection- you get the picture! My mask, i.e. my attitude, hid them very well! How do you conquer your Canaan. the land of your heart that is still ruled by the world ? Romans 12: 1-2 state: 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV) We all were in Egypt (the world) prior to our conversion in Christ! We learned the ways (we conformed) of the world and they set up camp in our Canaan! Only God can drive out the enemies camped in your soul! Not your MASK! Obey His orders as Joshua did and watch what happens! Here’s to your Canaan Experience!