Monthly Archives: January 2016

SOWING SPIRIT

Each New Year gives you the opportunity to sow a seed where you failed to do so or did very little the previous year. It’s a chance to plant seeds of love, happiness, patience, kindness, forgiveness, friendship, hope and love. Sowing or investing is the second point we’ll be discussing today in continuance of the power of a new year.

There are many areas you can sow, but I’ll show you only three because they are the most important. These three have the capacity to give you a new turn;

PRAYER:

Prayer means to have a relationship with God. Nothing comes cheap from heaven except through prayer. In her book ‘The power of simple prayer’ Joyce Meyer said that “prayer opens the door for God to work. As we partner with God in the spiritual realm through prayer, we bring things out of that realm into our lives, into the world, into our society, and into the lives of other people.” The more time you spend with God leads to an improved change in your life and that of the people you care about.

This New Year; pray like never before. “Never stop praying” (1 THES. 5:17 NLT). You must invest heavily in prayer because it is the channel – besides studying the word – you can know what God is saying about your personal everyday life, family, friends, and business. Prayer should become a way of living conceived out of the abundance of love for God. Keep this in mind always, there’s a thirst and hunger in your soul – a vacuum – and only a relationship with God can fill it.

PEOPLE:

Until you learn how to invest in people, your relevance will remain negligible. At any given opportunity try to see and bring the best in people. Your friends should see the need of being around you; because they feel better when they are with you. Be a source of hope, love and encouragement to others. You’ll be doing yourself a big favor; people with bad emotions will not be found much around you because you left them better than you met them.
I have come to understand that the key to giving people a better life is to firstly love them; subsequently they will open up to your knowledge. John C. Maxwell puts it this way, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Investing in persons you may or may not know defines Service of Love. It’s required of us all. Build relationships that will make people look up to you, push you up, pull you up and help you stand.

 SELF:

God has blessed every human being with a gift (Eph. 1:3). There’s energy inside you; a force that can turn your life around forever. This force is a dynamic one, working in you till you become effectual and productive.
You can direct this force into your talent, skill, profession and business. You can make your passion work out. This best gift you can invest here is time. Keep on training. Prepare like tomorrow will never come. “Neglect not your gift” (1 Tim. 4:14). You must work to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Secret preparation develops you for public success. The more time you spend practicing, the greater your chances of success.

“A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.” (Prov. 18:6 NIV)
“Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will take his position before kings; He will not take His position before obscure people.” (Prov. 22:29 NET).

 

Today you learned that this new year you can invest in Prayer, People and Self.

to be continued

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EVERYTHING NEW

A new year is an opportunity to make all things new or better. This section of THE POWER OF A NEW YEAR is divided into two parts;

  1. Reset
  2. Refresh

RESET

This means to return something back to its original state or position.

You may have given up on yourself and said: “I can’t quit smoking. I’ve missed it.” You could have said: “I can’t be a good son. I’m so cracked.” The good news is that you can be and do better. All you need is to give your maker a chance to press the RESET button and you will return to the way He made you.

“The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the almighty gives me life.” Job 33:4 NKJV

Regardless of your mess, if you permit Him to press the RESET button your situation will change.

This is how you let God press the RESET button:

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; the new life has began.” 2 COR. 5:17 NLT

So, if you want to get it right. If you desire to live according to God’s pattern, all you need to do is accept Christ; come to him the way you are. By accepting Christ genuinely your old life and experiences will disappear before the new glory that God has designed for you.

You need not to worry about anything people have said or written concerning you, because;

“He cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.” Col. 2:14 NLT

In this new year you can start afresh, stronger, better and on a clean slate. All you need to do is allow your maker press the RESET button and you behold wonders. There’s nothing better than living the way God designed you to live.

 REFRESH

This means to give new strength or energy to something.

God has designed our lives so beautiful, such that we can refresh ourselves when we are weary or tired. Even if you are not tired, He wants you to start the next chapter of your life better.

In this new year, He wants you to be a better father, son, mother, or friend. It is your maker’s plan for you to experience extraordinary love. He has plans for your business to boost. All you need to do is leave everything to Him and follow His direction, Because;

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Is. 40:31 KJV

While waiting on God you are exposed to a divine knowledge that will turn your life around. All you sincerely need is fruitful knowledge. “That the the soul be without knowledge, it is not good.” Prov. 19:2 KJV

Since you are a new man or a difference specie of mankind that lives according to God’s pattern, you need continual renewal or transformation into the image and likeness of God, so that you can remain effectual and productive in all your endeavors: this is done through the studying of the word (the bible) and communion with the Father and Son, through the Holy Spirit. [2Cor. 3:18, Colo. 3:10.]

To refresh means to implant and saturate your mind and being with the knowledge of God’s word. Study the word, speak it and live it. you are getting better everyday.

You have to options, either to RESET or REFRESH. Choose the one that fits your situation the most and you will never regret it.

To be continued…..