KEY SCRIPTURE: Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God”.
Today is the last day in this year. Many may be saying, God has not done this or that. Some may even be complaining about certain losses in their lives. Others may compare themselves with others.
This is not the time for any of these. It is a time to thank the Lord for all His goodness and abundant mercies bestowed on us. You are not alive because you were so careful. It is not your efforts of any sort. It is by the mercies of God. God has kept your heart functioning for a whole year, and you have to be grateful. We owe Him a lot of thanks. Thank the Lord no matter how things has been. The Bible says we must give thanks to the Lord in everything for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus. (1st Thessalonians 5:18).If there were some unfortunate events, God did not cause them. Satan is the cause of evil. Giving of thanks takes us out of the plans of the devil. The wish of the devil for you is not just that evil condition. His plans, is to get you bitter against God.
Please read what Satan said in Job 1:11 “But put forth thine hand now and touch all that he has and he will curse you to your face”. Satan’s intention is to break up the relationship between God and His children. If things have been bad, he wants you to curse God. Your Thanksgiving defeats the devil. Don’t let anything take away Thanksgiving from your lips. Please spend some great deal of your time to thank the Lord. There are a lot to be thankful about. Sing songs of praise to his name. You can add some dancing to appreciate Him the more.
This moment is also a time for prayer. In Job 38:12, 13 the Lord asked Job the following questions. “Have you commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the day spring to know his place. That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it”. The beginning of a new year is the morning of it and you must command it. The day spring is the early light. Command your light to arise and shine. Command the elements in the universe to favour you. Speak against all that operate in darkness, programming evil, to be shaken out of their evil locations, and their works ineffective against you. Ask for God’s hand upon you to cause supernatural speed in the New Year (1st Kings 18:45, 46)
This is a day for Thanksgiving and prayer. I pray for all patrons of Simple Truth. Receive divine wisdom to excel in the New Year. Happy new year to you all.
Thank you Heavenly Father for such a glorious year. It’s been a year of your love and great provisions. Thank you Father.
Colossians 1:3. “We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you”,
Luke 18:1. “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”