Happy New Year!
At the end of each year, many take the time to reflect and recap over the past year. 2020 revealed a lot about ourselves and the world we live in. It brought both test and triumphs. It strengthened and caused us to be stretched beyond our comfort zones.
Through it all, God provided, protected, and showed His Sovereignty. #Psalm91
What did 2020 teach you?
How did you see God move?
What did you learn about yourself?
Crossing over into 2021, I am believing God to take me into deeper intimacy with my time with Him, to give me a greater hunger for His word, and to restore my zeal. I am believing for prosperity - not reducing that to just money, but in all aspects - spirit, health, anointing, territory, character, family, and financially.
This morning, on the first day of this new year, I read Deuteronomy 8.
You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed.
This was a word of encouragement and warning for the year ahead. A loving reminder that when blessings come, when opportunities present themselves, and doors open, do not forget the Lord, because He is the one who provides. When December 31st, 2021 rolls around, to remember that it was GOD, not self-might, power, or strength.
It's a reminder that it's not going to be because or by my own self-efforts, works, striving or sweating that things will come, but because it is God who provides the ability to produce. For me, this scripture is my part 2 instruction to John 15, which was my scripture for 2020. You can read my blog about that (READ BARE FRUIT).
I was recently asked what did 2020 show me and teach me by a friend. I responded that it was the year that exposed my idols and put things back into order. All of my routines, normalities, and habits were disrupted, causing my true motives to be revealed. I am so grateful that God showed mercy and grace to see those things more clearly because then I could repent and ask Him to put them back in proper perspective.
In this scripture, the warning that worshipping other idols will result in destruction is an important reiteration that it will be kryptonite to God's desire to prosper us (READ OTHER GODS).
What is it that you are believing God for in 2021?
Is it to see you business flourish?
Is it to save more money?
Is it to get in the best shape of your life?
Or, to read through the entire Bible and go deeper in God?
Well, hold fast to God's Word and warnings. In all of our pursuits, let's keep His goodness at the forefront. Let's aim to align our heart, mind, and will to His prerequisite and I believe wholeheartedly that we will lack nothing we need to produce and prosper good things this year.
What is your word from the Lord for your life this year? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,