KEY SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:13 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”.
The future have always appeared mysterious to many people. The new year before us also look mysterious because we do not know what lies ahead in the New Year. . Our key scripture gives us an assurance that the man without Christ does not know or have. It says God is at work in us. The second part of the verse 12 says, work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Your victory, success and comfort in the New Year is your salvation (note salvation is a very broad term: our eternal salvation is prime yet our liberty and victory in this life is our salvation as well).
You can’t live like the man who does not know God. The one who made tomorrow and holds tomorrow is the person alive and working through you. How can you fail? You can boldly say this is a good year. You can even go further and say this is going to be the best year. He is at work in you, and you can work out your salvation and have that glorious year you anticipate. Challenges and difficulties may come, yet the greater one lives in you.
Verse 14 says do all things without murmuring or disputing. This is very significant. Our victory in life is tied to the words that proceed from our mouth. Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”. Your tongue holds the key to whether God would be mighty and win through you or would be paralyzed so the devil would have the upper hand over you. Never speak against the word of God. God is only powerful to function when we speak according to the word of God.
No matter the challenge you may face, declare that, the greater one lives in you (1st John 4:4) and he is at work in you. Say to yourself, I have overcome and nothing can put me down. All you need to make your utterances come to pass is to believe what you say and then put action to what you are saying. In this way, you would work out your salvation and every condition would fall in place.
Look into the year with excitement because it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Thank you heavenly father I can see a glorious year ahead, with victories all throughout the year. In the name of Jesus every second, minute, hour and day would be victorious throughout this year
1 John 4:4 ” Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”.
2 Corinthians 2:14. “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place”.