I heard the word…”PROSPEROUS”. ( prosperous meaning - flourishing, favorable, blessed, better state of being, to thrive and to be well) This is going to be a prosperous year for those who are in a good place spiritually with God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. For those who have repented for wrong doing….for those who have been obedient to the Lord….for those who have love for one another and those who have put God above everything else in their lives.
This can be a spiritual blessing or an answer to something you’ve been praying about or a desire of your heart. This can also be a financial blessing or a material blessing……It’s up to God how HE will bless you!
Look to be blessed! You should….you are God’s own dear son….Gods own dear daughter! You are His…. adopted into His life REAL family! God loves you so much!!!!
This year you will feel God’s love in a powerful way. Look for this…Look for God. Seek Him out…spend a whole lot of time worshiping and adoring Him.
This is the year of having….”God in you” like never before. We need more of Him! This is the year of keeping this in focus…. that God is the ONLY first love in your life and that He is the ONLY one who you put first before all things in your life. This is the year to remind yourself daily that Jesus as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Let Jesus sit on the throne in your heart and in your mind.
This is the year of remembering that the HOLY SPIRIT…the third person of the Godhead lives in you and you must submit to His perfect guidance and wisdom in your life…..that you give up the control of your flesh and give it over to the Holy Spirit. Do what He says do!
Philippians 2:13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. (NLT)
All of these things God ask us to do in His word and we all struggle to obey everything the bible commands us to do….but I tell you….God knows when you are making an effort to please Him and He will reward you openly and reward you in heaven and here on earth too.
Before this year 2014 that’s coming up… you can begin to make a new commitment right now….to seek after God with everything within you. Deuteronomy 4:29 But from there you will search again for the LORD your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him. Don’t go by how you feel (emotions) or what your physical or financial situation is. We will always be going through something! Do this because you love God and it is well with your soul. Do it because you know what the bible says about God and what He expects from you… His dear children. Do it because of who God is!
This is the year of God blessing us to have a “prosperous” year. Let’s not be afraid of this word…but understand what the bible teachers about being prosperous. God can prosper us according to His desire for us at for a given season and in His divine wisdom to do so. You will feel Gods loving arms around you like you’ve never experienced before because you’ve really trusted in Him and had faith like never before. It’s a spiritual feeling that you will be able to experience because of the Holy Spirit in you and He CAN connect you with God in this unique way. God does and will….reach out and touch you!!! Let Him…trust Him.
If you’ve never experienced God like this…put aside any fear or doubt and just look for Him. When you need Him….He will be there!! He will!!!!! You know what? You need this…your spirit man ( soul) needs this. This is the time to reach out for your God…your Father!!!
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
As this New Year approaches I pray that we will all be more vigilant in our walk with you. I pray that we will remember to put you first in every area of our lives. I pray that we will be wise stewards of the prosperous blessings you send our way. I pray for those who may be having trouble with getting in a right place with you. Please help them to get on the right path and get them in line for a blessing. Lord we thank you in Advance for the comings year’s blessings of 2014. And if you should decide to send your Son for us in these next few weeks I pray for many to hear the gospel and be saved. We love you and look forward to all you have planned for your children. I ask these things in the name of Jesus. Amen
3 John 1:2-3 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Numbers 6:24-26 ‘“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”