Happy New Year and God’s Promises
2008 was a great year and I am so happy that after reviewing my activities – I can say that God has been so good. I have also promised God to do more in 2009 and ensure that the potentials he has put in me gets properly utilized. I will encourage all of us who dream to wake up and start realizing the dream. My post titled Effective Year planning should be able to help in articulating your plans for the new year.
Every new year affords us the opportunity to start afresh and correct the mistakes of the past years. It is a good time to understand that we can take charge again and relegate the events of the past into oblivion. Many at this time make new year resolutions they are not willing to sacrifice to keep; hence we all need a big level of discipline and tact to get the job done this year. I challenge us all to start the journey together and end it on a good note.
It is worthy of note that our goals should not just be for personal gains but for the total good of the human race right from our immediate environment to the world in general. A good contribution to a cause and the decision to do good can go a long way in determining how our world will be in 2009. As we start 2009; I pray that the almighty will reveal his heart for us this year to spur us on to activities that moves us near our goals.
Warning – the year moves fast and if you check the time now; 1-1-2009 is almost ending and that is the same way the whole year moves without most people doing anything. A little sleep, a little slumber will make the enemy to steal our time and goals for the year. I will encourage you to form an accountability club with your friends and mentors as a way of tracking your performance in the year.
I promise that this will be an exciting year for readers of this blog. Many life changing opportunities will come through this medium so please stay tuned. I will leave you with a promise from God to you this year in Psalm 91.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.