As we come to the end of the year we must remain focus on the glorious future that Christ has for us! We must purpose to fix our eyes on the author and finisher of our faith! We must press on and keep moving forward. Each step we take is closer to our breakthrough and miracles then the last. The season is changing and the tides are turning! We must keep moving forward trusting the Lord! It could be that 2011 was full of challenges, failed dreams and many disappointments but beloved God is still on the throne! He is trustworthy and more than able to bring us to complete victory! God never ends on a sour note! If at this point in your life you are not where you should be know that this is just a chapter in your life and a new chapter is coming! The pages are turning and God has not finished writing the story of your life! As we cooperate with the Holy Spirit allowing Him to work in us to will and act according to His good purpose we become like Christ! We grow in our challenges and become warriors in the spirit. Keep moving forward beloved! The Lord is making you into a warrior! You are becoming Christ like every day! Keep moving forward as God’s future for you is as bring as His promises!
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run the walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
Isaiah 9: 6 – 7 (The Message)
For a child has been born—for us!
the gift of a son—for us!
He’ll take over
the running of the world.
His names will be: Amazing Counselor,
Prince of Wholeness.
His ruling authority will grow,
and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.
He’ll rule from the historic David throne
over that promised kingdom.
He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing
and keep it going
With fair dealing and right living,
beginning now and lasting always.
The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies
will do all this.
There are songs that become anthems!
Be lifted up King of Glory!
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. NIV
What does that mean, “to number our days aright”? Well, let me ask you another question. If I were to ask you, “What is the thing in your life that you find hardest to manage? What is the thing that you so often find yourself short of, that you don’t have enough of?” What would you answer?
You might perhaps think money, but in my experience there’s one thing that’s much harder to manage than money, something that I’m much more often short of than money and that is time. I believe time is the hardest thing to manage properly in our lives. I believe that the stewardship of time is perhaps the supreme test of our discipline and our real Christianity. And so I pray like the psalmist, “Teach me to number my days aright.” Teach me to set my priorities aright, teach me to give enough time to the things that matter most.
You see, your priorities of time really indicate the values of your life. Things that have low priority probably will drop off the bottom of the list. If you don’t give high priority to the things that really matter, your life will be out of order. So you, like me, need to echo that prayer, “Teach me to number my days aright, teach me right priorities, teach me to manage my time.”
– Derek Prince
Isaiah 43: 1 – 4 (The Message)
But now, God’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob,
the One who got you started, Israel:
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end—
Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you:
all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!
That’s how much you mean to me!
That’s how much I love you!
I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,
trade the creation just for you.
Genesis 5:24 (Amplified)
And Enoch walked (in habitual fellowship) with God; and he was not, for God took him (home with Him).
This is hearts desire. I want to walk faithfully, steadily and habitually in an intimate relationship with God. I want to be a God pleaser.
Hebrew 11:6 (Amplified)
But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must (necessarily) believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him (out). A God pleaser is one who walks with God by faith. Great things await those who diligently seek Him. Believe God! He is able! He is more than enough! Let us desire to please and walk with Him.
Contentment is satisfaction with the place God has you at the present.
It is freedom from covetousness and from the feeling of having to have “a little bit more” in order to be happy.
It delivers from greed and from the stress that comes in trying to lay up treasures on earth.
Contentment says that God has been good to me, that He will not fail me and that He knows what is best.
A contented life has learned to go without instead of going into debt, has learned to wait for God’s time instead of moving in haste and has learned to hold all things with an open hand instead of a clenched fist.
Contentment seeks His kingdom first and trusts God to add all that is needed.
Be at rest His is love for you.