Texts: Romans 12: 2.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Zechariah 4: 6.
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
I welcome you into the new year 2018.
So many times in the past, at the beginning of a new year, I make New Year resolutions.
But only to see my self failing in my own part of the resolution. It was a challenge until the Lord made me to see reasons why I fail even after my resolution and new year personal vows.
We need to understand that our God is a faithful God, and He’s always there to help us.
God is our present help in times of despair.
We also need to understand that the ways of God are beyond human wisdom and understanding.
For us to enjoy a new year, a new resolution, to effectively run with the vision of God for the new season, we must change our MINDSET.
You cannot keep a weak mindset and run with a vision of success.
Let the word of God transform you into what God wants you to be.
See yourself the way God sees you in His word and not the way people see you.
The only thing new about a year, is the date.
God wants us to be transformed, so we can enjoy the blessings attached to this year by the renewal of our heart.
Another reason why we fail in carrying out our desire, is because we have failed to follow the lead of God.
The Bible says, by strength shall no man prevail (1 Samuel 2:9).
We must completely rely on the power and ability of God to enjoy His blessings in our life.
By your strength, you will go back to that sin you once denounce.
By your strength, you will fail again.
By your strength, you will never prevail the devil and his temptations.
But by the strength and ability of God through His Spirit, you will conquer 2018.
For the Bible declares, not by might not power but by the Spirit says the Lord. (Zechariah 4:6)
May God bless you and cause His face to shine upon you.
Happy New Year.