MEMORY VERSE: a little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time. Isaiah 60:22
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 1-2
As I waited on the Lord to seek His face on what He intends to do, this year, in the life of His children, the word ‘meaningful achievement’ dropped in my spirit. Isaiah 60:22 says, “a little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time.”This year God will remember many. This year many will succeed where they failed last year. This year many will become married. This year our testimony will be many. Many that were irrelevant will become relevant. Many struggling businesses will begin to record unbelievable profits. A lot of projects will be completed. A lot will pass their exams. Many on medication for one illness or the other will come off their medication. Many who have been struggling to feed their family will have more than enough. I am really excited about what God is doing to do in our lives. As far as God is concerned, this year is our year.
There are one or two things I think you need to know. Isaiah 1:19 says, “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.” Firstly, you need to be willing. God will not bless a man against his wishes. One may ask, “Are there people who don’t want God’s blessings?” Oh yes! I have met people who don’t want children. They want to be married, but children are a ‘no no’ for them. (Who am I to question their decision?) I even heard the story of a brother who was prayed for and refused to say amen. The pastor said, “This time next year, you will be a car owner,” he just looked away. When the pastor asked why, he said “those with cars are always thinking of where to park their cars, how to maintain their cars and all that.” Maybe I need to add this; the brother in question was a spirit filled believer. He preferred boarding the bus and walking on foot. As you can see, not everyone wants God’s blessing and as such you must be willing. Not only that, you must be tired of your past or current achievements. Also, you must be willing to work hard this year. You must reduce your hours of sleep. One cannot sleep for 4 months in a year i.e. 8 hours every night, and expect to end up with a meaningful achievement.
Secondly, you must be obedient. Our breakthrough is tied to our obedience. The more we obey God’s words, the more breakthroughs we will have. For a little one among us to become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation (Isaiah 60:22), we must first arise and shine for the Lord. Isaiah 60:1 says, “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Friend ,do you want a meaningful achievement? You must arise and shine for Jesus in that place of work. You must shine for Jesus in that business. You must shine for Jesus in that university. You must shine in your service to the Lord. You must shine in your ‘giving’ to God this year. You must shine in your praise and worship this year. A man who shone in praise and worship was David. According to 2 Samuel 6:14, he danced with all his might. You must shine in evangelism. Many of us did not win a single soul for Christ last year. Friend, you want a meaningful achievement? Soul winning must become your priority. You must shine in bible studies. You must shine in the things of God. That is the key to receiving something tangible from the Lord this year.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: You obedience is tied to your breakthrough.
PRAYER POINT: Father, please give me a meaningful achievement this year.
Bro Samuel | Reaching the world for Jesus.