Happy new year once again! Thanks to God for giving us the blessing of another year. This is a blank canvas for us to write on, new chance to start afresh, try again, make things right and move on.
Every year comes with its own prophetic declarations. We all like to hear and key into phrases like ‘2018 My Year of _____’.
I love them too as it gives us something to run with for the year. I would want us all to start and end well.
The truth is that we all can holla these things but if all we want from God this year is to seek His presents, I’m afraid our lives won’t change much. His presence should be our focus and aim. It should be a year where our relationship with God goes deeper. It should be a year where we are ready and willing to allow the light of God shine through us into this dark world. It should be a year where we no longer stay on the fence about spiritual matters. It should be a year where we desire to allow the Holy Spirit work through us. It should be a year where we are tired of the same old way of life and seek more from God.
My desire this year is that anyone who comes in contact with me will never leave the same. That the Jesus Christ in me will reflect in everything I do. This is my aim.
Like I said before I love prophetic declarations from spiritual leaders but I always pray to God to tell me what my year will be like. January 5th last year, He told me that 2017 was going to be a year of storms and that my victory was going to be found in His word. And that was really how it was.
This year He has told me that it’s my year of recovery and new beginnings. I know that the process of recovery and starting new isn’t always easy. However I am willing to allow Him hold my hand through just as He did last year. God really helped me grow in faith last year and this has given me full assurance that I am safe in His hands.
For me to be able to recover, I must pay attention to the One leading the way. For me, this isn’t a year to just do things for doing sake. It’s a year to do as the Holy Spirit leads. I pray I am able to stay focused with this in mind and never rely on my own understanding.
The year is starting off on a high for me. Today is my first day in my new job after being made redundant in September 2016. I’m really grateful to God because it’s actually starting off in line with the word He gave me for the year.
As every new beginning comes with challenges, this won’t be an exemption. I am an extrovert and I really never have a problem with mixing with others. However this time I want everything I do to be intentional with shining the light of Jesus Christ as the focus. I want to love others with the love of Jesus Christ. I want to be different in a good way.
Another challenge will be for me to keep up with my blogging pace. Working full time with a husband and 3 children and also with the other things I do alongside isn’t going to be easy but I will see how I can do this and not allow this page go silent. I’m trusting God for the grace to juggle this. I know He never gives us more than we can handle.
This year I want to do more with my ministry. You might not know this but in July last year, I started a ministry called The Pearls of Purity. The aim is to encourage girls to honour God with their bodies and letting them know that purity is achievable. Our monthly meetings have been going well but this year i would like to take this further. I want to reach out to girls in high schools and colleges. I live in England and taking something like this into schools is very challenging. I am trusting God for direction in this area. Please keep me in your prayers.
I am excited about the wordpress community. I have read some of your posts about what you want to do this year. I am looking forward to reading and going on this journey with you all.
Let’s not forget that as we are planning, the devil also sees this as another chance to attack. He isn’t after our health, possessions etc. He is after our faith. So please let’s ensure that we are aware of this and guard our faith.
He that has begun with us will bring us to the end.
“Then David asked the Lord, “Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?” And the Lord told him, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!”” 1 Samuel 30:8 NLT
““But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 NLT