Updated: Feb 28
Blessed, prosperous to be envied are we when we follow God's way. Psalm 1 admonishes us to watch those we keep company with: don't allow them to slow you down; do what would please God; and don't speak against God and His children. In other words, watch your walk, ways and words.
Delight in the Law of the Lord. His word is a treasure chest full of wisdom, power, encouragement and promises. The Bible says to taste and see that the Lord is good. As we stand between 2 years, 2016 in our rear view (the past is in the past so get over it) and 2017 ahead full of promises, dreams and expectations, there is anticipation of what lies on the horizon.
I surveyed some of the books I read in 2016: God's Promises; Power of a Praying....; Praying Successfully; and Let God Fight Your Battles. There is a common theme, God's word gives me life and power. This year open the treasure chest for yourself. What are you believing God for? By Faith Chonta ___ Who are you expecting God to bless (protect, provide, sustain)? I'm believing for ____ How much do you want God to show you? So much more!!
Be it resolved this year to: Trust God, Ask Him according to His word, Stay in the Scriptures & Watch God do marvelous things for you and those connected to you!
My list for 2017:
Philippians 2:14 - I will not complain.
1 Corinthians 15:33 - I will not participate in evil communication.
Romans 15:12 - I will be edifying toward my neighbor.
Proverbs 3:4 - I will have favor and understanding with God and man.
Ephesians 1:17-18 - I have wisdom and revelation knowledge.
Colossians 1:9-14 - I have knowledge of His will. I walk worthy. I am fruitful, increasing in knowledge, strengthened with all might, joyfully suffering, patient and thankful.
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 - I am always rejoicing, praying and thanking God.
2 Chronicles 32:7-8 - I am strong and courageous because He is with me and stands ready to fight my battles.
Psalm 27:14 - I am strengthened in heart as I wait on the Lord.
1 John 3:18 - I love not just in words but in action.
Deuteronomy 6:2, 5 - I love the Lord with ALL - heart, soul and might.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 - All my family chooses life and we love the Lord, are obedient and cleave to His voice.
Proverbs 12:4 - I am a crown to my husband, and excellent wife.
Proverbs 31:26- Wisdom will be on my lips and kindness proceeds forth.
Ephesians 5:33 - I reverence, prefer, esteem, venerate and defer to my husband.
Ephesians 6:1-3 - Obedience and honor come from my children. I have an orderly home.
1 Peter 3:1-5 - I am submissive to my husband and am adorned from the inside with a meek and quiet spirit.
Titus 2:4-5 - I train younger women according to His word.
Here's to great things in 2017! Happy New Year!