New Year’s resolutions come and go—even with the best of intentions. So, how can we change this to be more effective and experience the victory that God intends for us?
New Year’s resolutions that we make seem so fleeting as the year progresses but the promises of God in His Word are sure, steadfast, unmoveable, and always available no matter which year is it or which time of the year it is!
Remember, as I’ve said often, just because God’s promises are in the Bible, doesn’t mean they automatically fall on us like ripe cherries off a tree. There are scriptural rules for getting the promises of God to manifest in our lives. And of course, there are plenty of people who don’t like rules because they thinking rules are too confining.
For example, God’s Word tells us we can have what we say (Mark 11:23-24). However, it’s not just what we say when we pray; it’s what we say all day long, whether it’s positive or negative. We will reap what we sow. That’s why it behooves us to keep a handle on what we say—what comes out of our mouths– as it affects everything we do.
But the most important reason we need to keep a check on our words is because they affect our faith. Positive words help our faith while negative words negate our faith and undo the good that we desire.
Having said all that, let’s resolve now—at the beginning of this New Year of 2019—to stand fast on God’s promises and see them manifest in our lives. As we grow in God’s Word, we will automatically grow closer to Him because He and His Word are One!
Don’t look back and let your past determine your future! The BEST is yet to come because we go from faith to faith and glory to glory!
May God’s immeasurable blessings chase you down and overtake you as we look forward with great anticipation to Jesus’ appearing—the Rapture of the Church!
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Galatians 6:7 (KJV) 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
2 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV) 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.