“I’ll go ahead of you, clearing and paving the road” (Isaiah 45:2, MSG).
At the beginning of every year, Believers should expect great things because God has already seen the future and made provision. Expect opportunities to increase in every area of your life.
“Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee” (Job 22:21).
Make an effort to cultivate a personal relationship with God through His Word. You will lack nothing good that your heavenly Father desires you to have. Your mind will be at ease regardless of your circumstances, because you have become rooted in knowing God’s character of love and will have strong faith to overcome all obstacles.
“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations” (2 Peter 2:9).
As Christians, we must understand that temptation, or pressure applied to our thinking, is designed to separate us from God. When you are tempted to sin, understand that God is available to help you resist, if you turn to Him for strength.
“Behold, I am coming soon, and I shall bring My wages and rewards with Me, to repay and render to each one just what his own actions and his own work merit” (Revelations 22:12, AMP).
Jesus has personally promised to reward you for living a life that is sold out for Him. Believers who live according to the standard of God’s Word can expect a wonderful future.
“For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15).
God desires His children to realize that our strength comes from our firm reliance on His ability and not our own. A person who trusts in God can remain confident in the midst of trouble.
GOD, your God, is right there with you, fighting with you against your enemies, fighting to win” (Deuteronomy 20:4, MSG).
As your Father, God will intervene on your behalf when your enemies come against you. Nothing Satan does to harm you can withstand the power of God.
But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth” (Deuteronomy 8:18).
God has given you the ability to obtain wealth. All you have to do is receive that ability by faith and follow His directions.
My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He will pluck my feet out of the net” (Psalm 25:15, AMP).
Many times we fall into traps that will overwhelm us emotionally if we lose focus of God and His Word. We can be assured that as we keep our minds on God, He will always give us the wisdom we need to escape the traps of the enemy.
Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully” (1 Peter 5:7, AMP).
God desires for you to live free from worry. Placing your cares in the hands of God is the most responsible thing you can do and shows Him that you trust Him with the affairs of your life.
“A wise man’s heart turns him toward his right hand, but a fool’s heart toward his left” (Ecclesiastes 10:2, AMP).
Wisdom will keep you on the right track. Don’t be a fool and ignore the instruction of God’s Word.
“O Give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people” (Psalm 105:1).
One key to receiving from God is to continually give Him thanks for what He has already done for you. The best way to show God you appreciate Him is by being grateful. Express the goodness of God to those around you daily and watch your breakthroughs increase!
“Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).
By keeping yourself in the love of God through prayer and meditation in God’s Word, you will be able to overcome the attacks of the enemy and walk in authority over him.
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13).
Your primary responsibilities are to respect, revere and obey the Lord. The root to your victory is loving God and others.
“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21).
God will direct your every step when you trust Him and listen to His voice. You will never be in the dark when you allow God to lead you. Obey Him today!
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come” (John 16:13).
If there is something you need to know, or don’t understand, ask the Holy Spirit to give you the answer. He will reveal what you need to do to be successful and He will reveal to you what is ahead.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).
The Word of God is the light that will illuminate your path in life. It will give you understanding and insight in everything you set out to do.
“And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice” (John 10:4).
Release your faith today for the ability to clearly hear God’s voice. He is your heavenly Father and desires to speak to you personally. As His child, you must recognize His voice and obey Him when He speaks to you.
“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (Romans 12:19).
Don’t hold grudges or try to avenge yourself; leave that to God. He will make sure you are vindicated.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
When you submit to the Word, the devil has no choice but to leave you alone. God is honored when you choose His Word over everything else.
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree…” (Galatians 3:13).
As a Christian, you are not subject to the curse, which includes fear, sin, sickness, poverty and oppression. Jesus paid the price for every benefit of God’s covenant for you—healing, deliverance, prosperity, so that you could experience the fullness of His promises.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness…” (Psalm 23:3).
Trust God to give you restoration and lead you down His path. He’ll never steer you wrong.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25).
Going to church helps you grow as a Believer and gives you opportunities to share God’s love with others. He develops you through the relationships you cultivate through church fellowship.
“The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower” (Psalm 18:2).
Trust in the Lord to protect you and keep you from the plans and plots of the enemy. He will take care of you and shield you from the difficulties you face.
“…Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments” (Psalm 112:1).
When you make God’s Word your final authority, He promises to bless you. A love for His commandments ensures that you will be empowered to prosper in everything that you do!
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets” (Matthew 7:12).
Treat others the way you want to be treated, not the way you feel they should be treated.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7).
True wisdom comes from the Word of God. Make reading and studying the Bible your priority, and you will have access to every promise from Him.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18).
If you have fear in your life, it is an indication that you need to develop in the love of God. When you do, fear will be cast out and you can life a torment and stress-free life.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
Peace is a part of your salvation package as a child of God. When trouble comes your way, don’t allow it to affect your mind. Instead, meditate on the peace that only Jesus can provide. As you do, the tension and anxiety you experience will begin to melt away.
“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil” (Ephesians 4:26-27).
Anger is an emotion that everyone will feel at some point. The key is to not allow your anger to move you in the wrong direction. Be swift to forgive others and if you are angry with someone, quickly resolve the issue.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
Fear does not come from God, but it comes from Satan. God has given you power through His love. When you walk in the love of God, you dismiss fear.
“Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently” (1 Peter 1:22).
Every time you obey God’s Word, you purify your soul (your mind, will and emotions). When you feel tempted to sin, ask the Holy Spirit to give you the ability to do what is right. You will be demonstrating not only your love for God, but for others as well.