Saturday, 1 January 2011

Not by your might or effort

Happy New Year! It's great to be in 2011, it's the beginning of a new year and a new decade. As you enter this decade, make up your mind not to rely only on your effort to get things done. The greatest hindrance to God working in your life is self effort. I am not saying that you will do anything or work but I am encouraging you to rely more on God. In Zechariah chapter 4: 6-7, we read of what God is saying to us in this new decade. It is not my might or power; it's not by your effort but by His Spirit and grace that you will accomplish the task.

I've been praying for myself that God's grace will abound in my life this new year and decade. Sometimes, we rely so much on our connections, efforts, education and other things. As much as those things are good, we need to now rely more on God. Psalm 127:1 says that unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain’. We have to rely more of God this year to see the harvest that is ready. We can only do this by yielding to the Holy Spirit. He is our Helper and He is got the power to transform lives. If you are in the business of transforming lives, you can't afford not to walk in the Spirit or follow His will. I leave you with these words in Colossians 1:9:

"For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [[a]special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the [b]full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [[c]in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things". Amplified

By the way, the earlier you accept God's plan for your life, the better it will be for you and those around you.  Pray that God's plan will be established in the life of your associates as well because their disobedience can affect you.



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