Proverbs 1:5 "A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel."
To stop growing in the things of God is as good as backsliding. It takes effort and will to study God’s Word and grow in all that He has for you, but the benefits are eternal.
Habakkuk 2:2 “Then the LORD answered me and said: "Write the vision and make [it] plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.”
What is God’s vision for YOUR life in 2012? What are His purposes He has set before you this year? What is HIS idea of success for your life for the next 12 months? Get in your prayer closet, seek His will, and then WRITE it down so that you can keep focused on it throughout the year. Keep the vision in front of YOU!
21-day Daniel Fast
We as a ministry have an annual 21-day Daniel fast at the beginning of each new year. You are welcome to participate.
21-Day Daniel Fast - food types as well as daily scripture readings can be downloaded from www.rivercorp.co.za
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
We often fear what we do not understand or what is unknown to us. Walking by faith and not by sight requires us to trust God, even in things that are yet unknown to us. Just as Peter had to trust his foot would not sink through the waters, we must take great strides in the plan of God for our life, even if the next step seems impossible! Our God is a God of the impossible!
Malachi 3:10 "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you [such] blessing That [there will] not [be room] enough [to receive it]."
Come into covenant with God today! Allow Him to be the partner in your finances through your tithing! 2012 can be your year of breakthrough! Through your faithful tithing to the Lord, you position yourself beneath the open windows of heaven!
Mark 11:25 "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses."
Start the New Year right! Don’t bring last year’s baggage into this year’s future! Let the past be past at last! Make right with those you have wronged and those who have wronged you. Everyone has a “reason” to harbour unforgiveness, but we do not have the right! We have a greater reason and a greater privilege to FORGIVE: because Christ died to forgive us! If we want our prayers to be heard and our sins to be forgiven, we must forgive others! Enter 2012 full of peace and with a clean heart!
Proverbs 3:6 "In all your ways acknowledge him; And He shall direct your paths."
Many times we pray for direction but direction comes as a result of a lifestyle of act in the knowledge of him, which can only come if we live according to the revelation of the word in us. Many people say get in the word but more than that allow the word to get in you today and bring it in your daily activities and you will see the leading of the lord in your life.
Isaiah 28:24-26 "Does the plowman keep plowing all day to sow? Does he keep turning his soil and breaking the clods? When he has levelled its surface, Does he not sow the black cumin And scatter the cumin, Plant the wheat in rows, The barley in the appointed place, And the spelt in its place? For He instructs him in right judgment, His God teaches him."
God want us to be accurate. God wants to teach you how to be accurate concerning what you are sowing your life into (your time, ability, and resources) When you are going about your daily affairs don’t forget to allow the Holy Ghost to teach you how to be more effective get him involved in your sowing and your life and your business will go to another level.
Proverbs 16:9 "A man's heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps."
What is your plan for 2012 - your goals? It is our job to write down the plan the vision the direction based upon what the Lord has impressed upon our hearts it is God's job to give us the strength and lead our very steps. He will fulfil his part as long you fulfill yours. This year partner with God, make a plan, write down your goals and He will direct your steps.
Isaiah 30:21 "Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This [is] the way, walk in it," Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left."
God can be the God of your details. Many times people don’t allow God into the details of your life. In this next year coming up put your faith out there and start seeking His Word like you never have. When you do this we will rest in the Lord hear the Word behind guiding you.
Romans 8:16-17 "16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together"
As long you are born again, you are no longer a “slave” but a son of the Most high God. And He does not just call you His son but heir through Christ . God’s heart is for us to realize how much He loves us, what is available to us and the place that we hold in this world. We are His kids!!!
Everything that the Father has, we have direct access to. So take you place and make your Papa proud!