Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7, KJV)
Happy new year 2020! It is not only a new year but a new decade. After all the hype and celebration is over, take a moment to imbibe these three keys to make 2020 the best year ever and repeat the cycle every year!
Gal. 6:7 gives us a profound truth that affects our lives deeply on the earth. It is the principle of the seed. Whatever you plant, that is what you will reap. I know we are more accustomed to this truth in the arena of giving but this truth far exceeds the limited scope of finances. It includes everything about your life. In very simple terms, it states that what we reap is not by chance. That is, the result we got in 2019 is not accidental. Similarly, by December 31, 2020, the results you would have obtained(the harvest) will not be accidental, depending on God or the devil. It will be determined by the seeds you have planted in your life. Let me show you three critical seeds you can plant now and alter the course of 2020.
The first is the seed of light, that is, your understanding of the ways of God. Your life with God is a visible picture to you of how much of God’s light is at work in your life. Look at your health, finances, spiritual life, marriage, etc. The light of God you have is clearly seen in the results you are enjoying. I will dare you to crave the wisdom of God; cry out for the eyes of your understanding to be flooded with light. Devour the Word of God like you have never done before.
The second key is the seed of faith. Faith simply means believing the Word, accepting as truth when God has said. If you want God’s results, there is no alternative path. You cannot change your level if the degree of your believing God remains the same. The good news is that you can train your heart to believe God. If you will plant the seed of soaking your heart in the Word, you will reap the harvest of practical faith. It is so sad to realize how many things we assume we believe when we truly don’t. Many of you reading these devotionals are probably thinking you believe many things in the Word but you might be surprised if God begins to show you what you believe and what you don’t. Faith is not based on assumptions. You either have believed it or not. You cannot change your year by assuming you have believed. Roll your sleeves and get to work. Plant the seed of faith!
The last seed I will discuss today is the seed of your actions. There is nothing more powerful to determine the course of your life than the things you choose to do or not do. How many of you are probably “angry with God today” as the year closes because He had to do this or that this year or maybe some prophet told you this or that had to happen. I think as the body of Christ, we need to grow up and realize we have a part to play and move on from childish understanding. How many of you have a plan for your financial life this year? How many of you have NOTHING you are doing now that generates money but you are believing God for a financial breakthrough in 2020? Seriously? Have many of you are looking forward to having a wonderful marriage in 2020 but when you get angry, you bring down the house? How many of you want to end up financially healthy this year but you spend money as an ATM dispenses cash without any limits? How many of you want to be so full of God’s Spirit this year but you pray 1 minute a day? Can you see what I mean? Your future is hidden in the things you ARE DOING today. The greatest of all these three seeds is your decision to WALK or actually do the things God has commanded us.
I will guarantee by the veracity of God’s Word, that if you engage yourself to increase the light of God in your life, train your heart to believe God to download from the heavenly cloud of endless resources and commit to living the life that is in alignment with where you want to go to, you will have the POWER to change the course of your year, and no devil in hell, or human being on earth will be able to stop you!
Did you catch the three keys above? Can you repeat them to yourself?
APPLY THE WORD
Not a lot to say here. Understanding, believe and do the Word mentioned above!
Ask the Spirit to help you make 2020 the best year ever!