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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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THE POWER OF A NEW YEAR

“You saw me before I was born.

Everyday of my life was recorded in your book.

Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Psalms 139:16 NLT

Some persons spend the 31st of every December making resolutions, while others visit churches to pray their way into a new year because everyone wants to be better than they were that year.

While some persons embrace the reality of a new year, others are stuck in the misfortune that befell them the past year. In this post I’ll be showing you the opportunities a new year presents and how to take advantage of them, but firstly let’s take a look at the bible verse above:

FIRST LINE: “You saw me before I was born.” God saw you before you came into earth. He is aware that you’re here. He is not ignorant of your existence. You are not a mistake.

SECOND LINE: “Everyday of my life was recorded in your book.” God has designed how you should live your life. He designed that you should be successful, brave, healthy, lovable and happy. So by implication, the live you are living is actually God’s past. This is wonderful. You a character in a heavenly book and God has designed you to be the good guy.

THIRD LINE: “Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” A moment is a very short spaces of time. The time between when you entered the supermarket and when you come out is a market. God is interested in everything you do each moment. I love this! If for instance, there are twenty moments of your life in an hour, God is interested in all of them.

Each year is a chapter in God’s book. You can choose to live according to His divine and beautiful arrangement or according to how the WORLD wants it. I advice you to follow the first.

The powers of a new year that I will be showing you are;

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