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MOVE IN FAITH then WAR IN PERSEVERANCE

In this fast-paced life, at times it may feel like things are not moving fast enough. With Apps and touch screens, I often catch myself trying to click something repeatedly because it is not opening fast enough for me. While I still have a regular door knob, occasionally I have pushed the car keys projecting it towards the front door of my house, pushing the button to open the door. Why- I want the door open now! I want the solution now!

As I journey with the Lord, I’ve come to learn that faith is important, but the real test is whether we can wait and persevere patiently for the correct outcome from God. I am learning this right now, as recent as 2 weeks ago, the importance of believing in what God has promised then persevering through the promise until it manifests. It’s been a lesson alright!

A practical way of this perseverance involves learning to rest in the Lord, avoiding seeking alternative solutions to the problem, trusting the counsel of the Lord, asking the Holy Spirit to help you not revert to your former ways or solicit past relationships; it involves self-control and self-discipline. Persevering through the promise requires taking time to be still to listen to the Lord and wait for instructions on what to do next about the promise. Perseverance involves continuing to pray, to dig deep, to seek deep, constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit while waiting for the promise to manifest.

Lastly perseverance through faith means KEEPING THE MOMENTUM and STAYING CONSITENT AND FAITHFUL in your communion, prayer life, in worship, in thanksgiving, in reading the Bible, in meditation and in doing what God called you to do until the answer comes. Easier said than done, right? But you have great examples in Joseph, in Daniel, in Joshua and in Jesus Christ himself.

This week believe God, walk in faith but war in perseverance. Do not rush to make decisions, do not settle for the alternative. He has spoken, will God not do it! God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? (Numbers 23:19)

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GOD CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR GOALS THIS YEAR

Commit your ways to the Lord and He shall establish them. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and everything shall be added unto you. Whenever we have plans, missions, goals or objectives, God is very good at guiding us to correct, feasible and attainable goals.

The “committing and seeking” starts at the planning stage not after the goals have been set and ready to go. Right when your mind says “I need to write down my goals or resolutions”, that’s the perfect time to invite the Holy Spirit and ask Him to show you what you need to focus on. In fact, if you are in constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit, He will give you the goals way ahead of time.

The Holy Spirit is very practical and strategic as well. He will not only help you with the goals but also show you how to go about attaining them and lead you to the correct alliances to support your goals and plans. The key is to stay intimate with the Holy Spirit in prayer and obedience to His instructions. The other important thing you should do is to stay open to whatever means God may use to meet your goals. You may think the resolution will come through route A yet God responds through route W.

When we commit your ways to the Lord in the “thought or planning stage, it also curbs recidivisms of starting and not finishing and restarting and not finishing. God’s plans are sure and It is God who also brings them to a complete end. Philippians 1:6.
This week in prayer ask the Holy Spirit to help you set your goals. Then ask Him how to go about meeting the goals. Do not stop there, ask God for the resources needed including the alliances necessary to accomplish the goals. Always ask God for more. This is why; God is able to make all grace abound toward you, always having sufficiency in all things and that you may have abundance for every good work, 2Corinthians 9:8

Write and DO what the Holy Spirit tells you. Psalm: 32:8-9 (please read these scriptures). God can help with your goals this year, only commit your ways to Him.