WHAT TO DO THIS NEW YEAR
Word Study: Matthew 19:26
Confession: Nothing shall be impossible for me this Year and I shall be fruitful, in the name of Jesus (Luke 1:37; Colossians 1:10).
JON GORDON OFFERS PRACTICAL NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
(1.)“Stay positive. You can listen to the cynics and believe success is impossible, or believe ‘with God all things are possible.’
(2.) Each day when you awake complete this statement: “My purpose is ………………………………. (3.) Take a morning walk of gratitude. It creates a fertile mind for success. You can’t be stressed and thankful at the same time, and when you combine gratitude with physical exercise you give yourself a double-boost of positive energy and natural anti-depressants.
(4.) Instead of being disappointed about where you are, think optimistically about where you’re going.
(5.) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a college-kid with a maxed-out charge card!
(6.) Believe that everything happens for a reason, and good things come from challenging experiences.
(7.) Don’t waste energy on gossip… past issues… negative thoughts… and things you can’t control. Invest in the positive, present moment.
(8.) Mentor someone and be mentored by someone.
(9.) Live with the 3 E’s: Energy. Enthusiasm. Empathy.
(10.) Remember there’s no substitute for hard work.
(11.) Zoom-Focus: Ask yourself, “What are the three most important things I need to do today?”
(12.) Implement the “No Complaining” rule. Complaining is like vomiting; afterwards you feel better but people around you feel sick!
(13.) Read more books than you did last year.
(14.) Get more rest. You can’t replace sleep with a double latte!
(15.) Before bed complete these statements: “I’m thankful for …………………………….” “Today I accomplished ………………………………”
(16.) Think of your mind like a garden. If you weed the negative and feed the positive for one day it doesn’t do much, but when you do it every day you create a magnificent garden.”
•Father Lord, this Year I shall be fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of You, in the name of Jesus (Colossians 1:10).
•Fill me with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, in the name of Jesus (Colossians 1:9).
•This day I receive Your anointing for fruitfulness and dominion (Genesis 1:8).
LISTEN TO GOD
Word Study: Isaiah 58:11
Confession: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me (John 10:27 ESV).
How can we say we have a personal relationship with God, and yet say He never talks to us? Being open and receptive to the leadings of the Holy Spirit is a non-optional part of Christian living. We can all learn how to be open to the promptings of the Spirit. They are not reserved for “important people” or for those who are “more spiritual” than you. God will speak to you if you’ll just take the time to listen to Him.
John Ortberg writes: “Much of the adventure of Christian living involves responsiveness to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This guidance is not restricted to momentous decisions. It is learned mainly when we practice it on a continuing basis.” That’s why David prayed, “Make me to know Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths… for You are the God of my salvation” (Psalm 25:4-5 NRS). “The whole creation is on tiptoe to see the wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own…” (Romans 8:19 PHPS). When we acknowledge the presence of Emmanuel—God with us—and follow the leading of Jesus, then we can experience the wonder of coming into our own. We can also experience His guidance as intimately and immediately as the Israelites did when, during their time in the wilderness, they were led by a cloud during the day and a fire during the night. That experience can be yours when you believe the promise: “The Lord will guide you continually.” And that promise is for you. So memorize it, personalize it, live by it and see where it takes you this coming year.
•Lord, open my ears to hear You clearly and let Your Word inspire me to righteousness, in the name of Jesus.
•The voice of the enemy I shall not hear, in the name of Jesus.
•Samuel’s anointing for sensitivity and obedience, fall on me, in the name of Jesus.
THIS YEAR, TRUST GOD AND STAY CALM
Word Study: Psalm 94:13
Confession: Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take, in the name of Jesus (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT).
There are some things God will do for us, and other things He expects us to do for ourselves. “Blessed… is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and whom You teach from Your law, that You may grant him [power to calm himself and find] peace in the days of adversity” (Psalm 94:12–13 AMP). Do you want the ability to stay calm regardless of the circumstances? To remain cool when the heat is on? To be an instrument of peace wherever you go? To be on top of the circumstances instead of under them?
Today God, in essence, is saying to you: “Live by My Word in every area of your life. Learn to be sensitive to My voice; quick to respond and to obey. My yoke is easy and My burden is light. I’ll never give you anything too hard to handle or too heavy to carry. Give me your concerns—one by one as they arise. Delight yourself in the assurance of My love, My provision and My protection, and I’ll give you the desires of your heart. Because the devil is ‘the accuser’ he’ll constantly point to your flaws and tell you you’re not worthy. Don’t listen—he’s the father of lies! I’ve saved you by My grace and positioned you in Christ. I see you through His atoning blood, therefore you are always accepted in My eyes. Give Me all your anxieties and cares. Begin to live in the present, not the past or the future. Look for My blessings and you’ll find them. Enjoy life in all its fullness, for this is My plan for you this year.”
Let Your Word be a lamp to my feet and a light to my path, in the name of Jesus.
Make me to be sensitive to Your voice, quick to respond and to obey, in the name of Jesus.
Rescue me from my enemies, for I hide myself in You, in the name of Jesus.
God will pass through the Land of Nigeria in 2019 to rescue the SOUL OF THE NATION.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”.
1. God will heal the land.
2.God will clean the land.
3. God will revive the land.
4. God will secure the land.
5.God will reform the land.
6. God will sanitize the land.
7. God will deliver the land.
In the name of Jesus.
THIS YEAR, RECOGNIZE YOUR CALLING
Word Study: Philippians 2:13
Confession: For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth (John 18:37).
By recognising and fulfilling your God-given assignment in life you free yourself from a sense of failure, and are able to stop worrying about what others think. Why? Because your self-worth no longer depends on people but God!
However, you must do these three things:
(1)Be honest about your gifts, and recognise your limitations. Don’t go through life as a stranger to yourself. Honestly assess your strengths and limitations; ask the hard questions and be willing to live with the answers, even if it means letting some things go. Each of us has been given a calling in life, and happiness belongs to those who find and fulfil that calling.
(2)Allow God to work on you. Sometimes amateur potters limit the potential of clay by seeing it only as a flowerpot. But a master potter sees much more—he or she knows what it can become. Watch them; they don’t merely impose a shape on it, they release the shape that’s already within. And that’s what God does with us.
(3) Recognise your source. Fulfilling your life’s assignment begins with identifying the desires God has placed within you. “It is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose” (Philippians 2:13 NIV). Who’s at work within you? God! Where do your desires come from? God! Where do your abilities come from? God!
Make knowing God and walking in step with Him be your highest priority this year.
•Father Lord, make clear to me my calling, in the name of Jesus
•I shall press towards the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
•I shall fulfil my divine assignment, in the name of Jesus
THIS YEAR, LET GOD BE GOD
Word Study: 2 Corinthians 10:5
Confession: The Sovereign LORD is my Shepherd to feed, guide and shield me: I shall not lack for anything, in the name of Jesus (Psalm 23:1).
How does God provide for us? One day at a time. Do you remember the Israelites in the wilderness? God fed them faithfully each day by sending manna from Heaven. But some of them wanted to make sure they’d have enough for tomorrow, revealing their lack of trust in God, so they gathered more. But God would only allow them to collect enough for each day; when they tried to collect more the excess rotted. Understand this: when you worry over the future or things you can do nothing about, it’s like trying to store up manna for tomorrow. Before you know it you feel rotten. God wants you to give tomorrow’s concerns to Him because they’re too big for you. You only receive enough grace for today, so stay in the moment.
Question: Are you being tormented by the “what ifs”? What if I get hurt or become ill, or the company downsizes and I lose my job? What if people don’t like or accept me? What if I can’t find someone to love me and I end up alone? What if I’m not hearing from God and I make a big mistake? The Bible calls this “imaginations”—you’re literally imagining the worst case scenario. Paul says, “Cast it down,” for if you don’t you’ll live in dread concerning things that haven’t happened—and probably never will. What if you ‘figure it all out,’ then God surprises you and does something different, something better? All that time would be wasted.
Haven’t you already wasted enough time worrying? Here’s an idea: this year why don’t you just relax and let God be God in your life?
•Thank You, Lord, for the riches of Your grace in my life. You alone are God, in the name of Jesus.
•I cast down the imaginations and every high thing exalting themselves against my knowledge of You, in the name of Jesus.
•You and Your grace are sufficient for me, in the name of Jesus.