Friday, January 1, 2021
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: You crown the year with your goodness; and your paths drop fatness. Psalms 65:11
Thought of The Day : What you see with your mind eyes often affect what you go for in life. For if you can’t see it you can’t grab it.
LISTEN: When you visualise this year – 2021, what do you see? Or what do you believe to see or achieve in the end? Are you still judging yourself by your failures, disappointments, rejection, pressures, pain, heartbreak, trauma, torment, hunger, denial of last year – 2020? My dear, what you see is what you can possibly get. (Jer 1:11-12). Besides, what you can visualise is what you can pursue. Until you see it in your mind through faith, you can’t grab it in reality. As for me and my family, we see a year crowned with goodness of our God. A year designed to make up for the years ‘the cankerworm, and the caterpillars, and the palmerworm, and the locusts have eaten.’ (Joel 2:26). No matter the ravaging effects of COVID-19 and other menaces around, God is orchestrating everything in our favour through faith. Friend, don’t doubt the power of God. This year will be remarkable for the manifestation of God’s kindness and favour toward you. He has crowned the year to work in your favour if only you can walk by faith and obedience to Him.
Friend, there is a divine crown set on the ‘head of the year’ – 2021 just for you. God has crowned this year with beauty and abundance, favour and blessings; but you need obedience and faith to access it. If you follow the will of God, He’ll cause His rain of glory to fall endlessly on you. So, stop seeing miseries and begin to see miracles ahead; stop visualising crisis and begin to visualise Christ the solution provider; stop counting your losses and begin to count your blessings no matter how small it appears. Trust me, when you give thanks to God for every benefits received, He will secure what you already have and release what you don’t have. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Begin your year with faith for greater exploits and dedicate yourself to God.
2. Trust the LORD to lead you successfully throughout this year from start to finish.
3. Be prepared to serve God in any capacity He wants you to, by giving Him your best.
4. Faithfully obey God and you’ll receive His abundant blessings.
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that the year before me is crowned with goodness. Therefore, I’ll succeed and help others to succeed, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer: Eternal Father, I thank You for another year. I’m happy that I am alive. Help me to live in obedience to You, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today, I speak on your life. May this year bring you blessings from above. Henceforth, may God help you to live your life in His will, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection: Visualise what you want to obtain. Until you see it in your mind through faith, you can’t grab it in reality.
Quote: A world like ours so full of God’s goodness should be vocal with His praise at all times.
Biblical Fact : Did you know God created mankind and blessed them? (Genesis 1:27-28).
Stunning Fact : Do you know that ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain?
Today In History: January 1, 1808 A U.S. law banning the import of slaves comes into effect, but is widely ignored.
Bible Quiz : How many days did it take God to create the world?
God bless you!