What a year! We are almost at the finish line. What word or phrase spring to mind when you think of the year 2020? For me, it is- GROWTH. Welcoming divine interruptions earlier in the year made 2020 a year of growth for me. The blessings, challenges, heartaches and disappointments of 2020 helped me grow. Good and bad times drew me closer to God, and I learned to stay thankful in every situation.
Last year, I invited you all to join me in doing six things before the year ends. I am at it again and I hope you would join me. I believe doing these things and welcoming divine interruptions can position us to experience more growth in 2021.
Before the year ends, take a moment and thank God for the gift of life. You may not have accomplished your goals, but you have life in you. Being alive is an accomplishment, celebrate it!
Before the year ends, close your eyes and think about the heartbreaking moments and disappointments you felt this year. Thank God for giving you victory whether you experienced victory or hope for victory. I tried it last night, it brought tears to my eyes and filled my soul with hope for the future. Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice.
Before the year ends, write down your goals and vision for the coming year in form of thanksgiving or testimony. Write “Thank you heavenly father that my first book was published in 2020”, “Thank you father that I got the job promotion and pay raise”, “Thank you father for my spiritual growth”, etc. You can make your requests known with thanksgiving.
Before the year ends, forgive those who hurt you and forgive yourself. Do not carry that pain and baggage into a new year. When we do not forgive, we hinder our prayers and hold ourselves captive to those who hurt us. Self-forgiveness gives us the opportunity to embrace new beginnings. Experience freedom, you deserve it!
Before the year ends, sit with your spouse and children and reflect on the year. Ask one another, what did we do right and what can we do better? Let this guide your family’s goals and vision for the new year.
Before the year ends, dream and believe again. Start the new year with hope. The coming year is a gift. What will you do with it?
Let’s do these things together!
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. Psalm 3:5 (NIV)
Would you like to become a member of God’s family? Please say the prayer below and let me know about it here.
Say this: Heavenly Father,
I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe you exist and you sent Jesus to die for me. I receive your love and forgiveness. Reveal yourself to me. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen
Welcome to God’s family!