Dear family of Christ,
May this new year be a year of a double portion everything! May you be strengthened to complete your resolutions. May The Lord renew your strength for greater achievements.
Rejoice for our God is with us and have revealed what He is doing for us already. Thus says The Lord; “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland”. (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)
Every New Year, many of us have penned down some resolutions of our do’s and don’ts, but as the year starts to inch in, most of those promises begin to edge out ineffectively. Why?
From experience, it is true that man is a being of emotions; by this I mean that when we are in pain, we start to seek a solutions and when our pains subsides, we forget the genesis, costs and the lesson! (This can be argued, but it is 100% true)
As a Christian, you must be able to at lease know the word and promises of your father, God and Savior. As a “… Lamp under your feet and a light on your path”, let them guide and guard your heart. God’s faithfulness honors every word His child pronounces, especially when it has to do with setting our lives towards doing His will. It makes God happy each time we do His will, and in His will are all the plans He has for us.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”. (Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV)
When we truthfully make any New Year Resolutions, it came through the Holy Spirit. He is the Spirit of change. As our strength to overcome, the Holy Spirit will never leave us alone to those resolutions, but throughout will constantly reminds us ways of achieving them. This means, for the year 2014, walking without God, His Word (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit (the Power to Overcome), those vows and resolutions are useless, and before the end of the year will add more pains than your heart desires. Stick to the plans. Repent and be “Born-Again”. Find a Bible-Based Church to be a member.
Remember, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son”. (John 3:16, 18 NIV)
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers”. (III John 1:2 NKJV)
One scripture verse always in your memory a day keeps all the demons away. You can start with Philippians 4:8. He will clean you up to make way for all the other goodies. Praise The Lord.
Happy New Year! Have a prosperous 2014!!
Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
The Living Word Ministries
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