There’s A Greater
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before
It’s been a great year. We’ve achieved so much in our ministry and in our evangelical work around the world by the power of God’s Spirit. We’re so grateful to the Lord for the outpouring of His supernatural grace upon us—to enable us achieve so much—far beyond our goals and dreams. Now, we look forward to the coming year with faith, confidence and assurance, knowing that the glory ahead shall by far outweigh the victories of yesterday and triumphs of today:“The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts”(Haggai 2:9).
So I urge you today, look to the coming year with hope, faith and confident assurance that you’d win on every count! There’s a greater glory ahead. Forget the failures, weaknesses, and disappointments you may have experienced in the outgoing year, and set your focus on the present and future glories, successes, victories and triumphs the Lord has set before you.
Maybe at the beginning of the year you outlined so many things you wanted to achieve by the end of the year, but now, taking stock, not much of those things pulled through for you; don’t be discouraged. Find out where you missed it! Find out what you ought to have done to help you achieve those goals you didn’t attain, and then make up your mind not to repeat the same mistakes in the coming year.
Maybe your goal at the beginning of the year was to spend more time studying and learning the Word of God more than you had ever done, but you didn’t quite achieve your desired objective. You can choose today to do it right in the coming year by applying some more discipline to it. Its eleven days to the end of the year, and if in these last five days, you consciously discipline yourself to spend at least about an hour to study God’s Word every day, you’re going to begin the coming year in glory! It won’t be difficult for you to carry on that culture, and by the help of God’s Spirit sustain it throughout the coming year.
Take this seriously; be determined for growth; be determined for progress; be determined for the greater glory that lies ahead, for your path is like the shining light that shines brighter and brighter unto the perfect day (Proverbs 4:18)! You’re born to reign, rule and win in the coming year!
Dear Father, I thank you for my path is as the shining light that shines brighter and brighter unto the perfect day; thank you for elevating my understanding to grasp and pursue the greater glory that lies ahead, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 43:18
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Revelation 12; Daniel 5-6
2 Year Bible reading plan: Revelation 16:11-21; Zephaniah 3