Starting Your New Year – Part 2


Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. -Romans 12:11 NIV

Progress, Provision & Power: God will give you opportunities where you can practice on a smaller field similar to what you aspire to achieve in a larger arena in the future. These minor, yet very important practice rounds will perfect you for the major things to come. Each time you do well, God is confident that you are more equipped and skilled to handle the greater tasks He will bring your way. God will supply the necessities you need to fulfill the calling He gives you. He also blesses you with the power of His Spirit—who helps you to grow and mature in the fruits of the Spirit so you can effectively use the gifts and talents God entrusts to your care.

No matter which building stage God currently has you in, remain confident that God will help you reach His calling for you. Your job is to stay the course and make it your daily passion to run the race the Lord has marked out for you. As you passionately pursue the things God assigns you—individually and collectively—you can be confident that God is working behind the scenes working things out in your favor. He does not call His children to lose, He calls them to win!

Prayer Focus

  • Ask God to bring new opportunities of growth and service your way that will strengthen you for the deeper and wider things to come.
  • Pray that God’s Holy Spirit will give you wisdom and discernment so you can carry out His plan and purpose for your life according to His timetable.
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