A bit behind with this post but better late than never right? 😉
I believe most of us have been reflecting on the year 2017 and have been praying into 2018. And as we pray, God lays on our hearts action points for the coming year.
During the few days left of 2017, I invite you to join me in meditating on Colossians 1:9-12.
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light
Colossians 1:9-12 NIV
Paul and Timothy prayed, not once, but continually for the church in Colossae. As we countdown to 2018, let’s make this our prayer each day as well.
Jesus urges us to seek God’s Kingdom and its righteousness first (Matthew 6:33). When we do this, every other thing we need will be given to us. If you doubt Jesus (but why will you?😅), take a look at Solomon’s testimony:
“Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.”
1 Kings 3:7-14 NIV
When we put God first, he meets our every need – both the things we asked for and did not ask for. So as you plan and write down your resolutions for 2018, seek God’s will first because nothing you resolve to do in 2018 can be achieved without His help through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Before I sign out, I wish you the best of this festive season. I wish you a season free of anxiety but one filled with lots of love and peace that surpasses understanding as you remember the birth of Jesus Christ. 🤗🤗