“It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time. He has put a sense of eternity in people’s minds. Yet, mortals still can’t grasp what God is doing from the beginning to the end of time” Ecclesiastes 3:11(GW)
You must recognize there is the undisputable factor of God’s timing.
Many times as Christians:
We want everything done according to our own desires.
This leads to challenges in our faith walk with God.
When you don’t get what you want according to your own timetable, doubts sets in.
This often makes some question the genuineness of their salvation.
They begin to compare their lives with others.
They become vulnerable to seek more “powers” from other sources.
Sometimes they abandon their places of blessings and look for “breakthroughs” elsewhere.
Be reminded today that there is always a God factor in the timing of your life.
As you roll out your plans, goals, and aspirations this new year.
Prepare your best.
Continue to be diligent.
Follow His Voice based on HIS Word.
“You can do your best to prepare for the battle, but ultimate victory comes from the Lord God.” Proverbs 21:31(TPT)
God is the Alpha and Omega of your life.
Always remember HE is sovereign in your life.
“He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.” Job 5:9(NLT)
You can sing along:
“In his time, in his time.
He makes all things beautiful.
In his time
Lord, please show me .every day.
As you’re teaching me your way
That you do just what you say
In your time”…(Diane Ball Composer)
“Simon Peter had brought along a sword. He now pulled it out and struck at the servant of the high priest. The servant’s name was Malchus, and Peter cut off his right ear. 11 Jesus told Peter, “Put your sword away. I must drink from the cup that the Father has given me.”
John 18:10-11 (CEV)
What are you bringing into the new year with your own limited mind?
Peter figured out that Jesus was in danger, and he had to help.
His help, like many humans today, is minimal.
Let me remind you again:
The phrase “Heaven help those who help themselves is not in the Bible.”
God wants you in a personal relationship with HIM.
When you are in CHRIST, you are totally dependent on HIM alone.
“For what the world says is wisdom is actually foolishness in God’s eyes. As it is written: The cleverness of the know-it-alls becomes the trap that ensnares them.”
1 Corinthians 3:19 (TPT)
Your reliance on the flesh will always fail you.
No matter the challenge, lean and depend entirely on God to guide you through.
Don’t deceive yourself that you are a child of God and seek more power from the occult.
The Bible says you must Flee from all such work of darkness.
“Have nothing to do with the useless works that darkness produces. Instead, expose them for what they are.”
Ephesians 5:11 (GW)
Whatever challenge you may be facing, God can see you through.
2021 The Year of Joyful Exploits Surpassing Expectations.
Serve God Joyfully.
Trust HIM wholeheartedly.
Not one leg in the church and one in the world.
You are more than a conqueror through Christ that strengthens You. (Romans 8:37)
“Sir, we would like to meet Jesus.”
“Some Greeks had gone to Jerusalem to worship during Passover. Philip from Bethsaida in Galilee was there too. So they went to him and said, “Sir, we would like to meet Jesus.” Philip told Andrew. Then the two of them went to Jesus and told him. Jesus said: The time has come for the Son of Man to be given his glory. I tell you for certain that a grain of wheat that falls on the ground will never be more than one grain unless it dies. But if it dies, it will produce lots of wheat. John 12:20-24 (CEV)
The Greeks then did not have direct access to the Jews.
However, they have heard about the Lord Jesus Christ.
They obviously have seen the life-changing impacts He has made.
Positively, they identified Philip as someone who could take them to Jesus.
Do people around you know you closely with Jesus?
Can people approach you to lead them to Jesus?
Can you really?
Philip told Andrew, and both of them went to Jesus.
After that, Jesus public announced that HE would, through the Cross, be available to all.
Now there is no barrier to all.
Jesus paid the Ultimate Ransome for the sin of all.
Can the seekers of Jesus find Him through you?
What do people know you as?
“As I was going through your city and looking at the things you worship, I found an altar with the words, “To an Unknown God.” You worship this God, but you don’t really know him. So I want to tell you about him.”
Acts 23:7 (CEV)
Paul came across people who did not know God.
He told them:
I want to tell you about him.
Can you do the same today?
Position yourself in a place you can lead others to the Savior.