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18 January 2021

Most of us transition from one year to the other at least with some sort of hope for things to be beter and to turn out for the good. Although this is good and scriptural to trust in faith that the Lord will do great things in our lives, the reality is that most of our days in the new year, will be a repetition of the same things that we have so often done before. Social media and marketing have resulted in people believing that if there is no excitement and entertainment on the journey, they should look for a different way because the blessing is not there. However, it is clear in the Word of God that His divine interventions and breakthroughs are often found in times where people are faithfully busy doing the mundane, obediently repeating the same. Are we ready to faithfully carry on doing what we are doing, even when we see little or no results, until God interrupts with moments of breakthrough? 
 
“He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets… When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.”  (Luk 5:2-6, NIV)
 
Please spend some time in praying for the following:
 
–   Ask the Lord to help you break down foundational lies that make you believe that if there is no excitement and immediate results it is not from God.
–   Pray and ask Jesus to grow in you a resilience and perseverance in the everyday rhythms of life.
–   Ask the Lord to restore your joy in doing the normal everyday tasks of life.
–   Father please help us to stay obedient to the basics of the Word even when we don’t feel like it.
–   Jesus thank You that we can find You even in the most normal day doing the most ordinary things. 
 
The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and bless you with His SHALOM-Completeness, wholeness, health, peace, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fulness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.
 
Be complete, be whole, be perfect and full in Jesus name.

 

11 January 2021

Although we are 11 days into 2021, we can still choose how we will enter this year. Maybe, you have exited last year, feeling somewhat overwhelmed, somewhat cheated, or just not looking forward to another year filled with uncertainty and things beyond your control and this is what you have been experiencing for the last 11 days. There is no way that you will be able to continue feeling like this for the next 354 days. And you don’t have to… Bring this burden to the Lord and lay it down at the foot of the cross today. Circumstances may not change, but the way you look at it, will change. Identify the things that cause feelings of despair and restlessness in your heart and decisively cut them out of your life. Maybe it is time to take a break from social media and the news. You don’t have to know everything about everybody every day – it is OK to decide that you will watch what you watch. Get into the Word of God, scroll through the pages several times a day, break the cycle of bad news that is dragging you down. Get into the habit of praying continually – don’t stop your conversation with God after your quiet time, speak to Him throughout the day. This way you will create a clean slate to re-enter this year with a different perspective. It is not too late.

 

I refuse to gaze on that which is vulgar. I despise works of evil people and anything that moves my heart away from you. I will not let evil hold me in its grip. Ps 101:3 TPT

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. Mat 25:13 NIV

– Father, cleanse my eyes from all defilement that I have seen on TV and other media platforms. Please open my eyes to see You and open my ears to hear You.

– Lord please show me what You want for me in this season and how I can do Your will and serve those around me.

– Lord, You have been so faithful to me and I am thankful for…

– Holy Spirit fill me with love, power and a sound mind, fill my mouth with wisdom and thanksgiving and my heart with Your peace and joy.

The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and bless you with His SHALOM-Completeness, wholeness, health, peace, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fulness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.

Be complete, be whole, be perfect and full in Jesus name.