hank God for the grace to have come this far. If He brought you here, He is more than able to see you through 2014. The year 2014 will be a greater and better year. Do you believe this? I believe with you but you have to do more than just believing. Nothing will change if you do not act. New Year resolutions are good but they will simply remain on paper or on the table of your heart if you do not step out and make things happen. Let me quickly point out what you can do to make 2014 the most rewarding year for you.
Preparation - Preparation precedes manifestation. What you are prepared for is what you will receive. If you prepare for failure then get ready to fail; if you prepare for success then you will be successful. Successful people don't stumble into success, they work themselves through it. Don't sit on the rocky chair and expect your life to change overnight. You must decide to excel. It's a decision you cannot negotiate. You have to rise and with determination go through every obstacle that may tend to stop you.
Participation: Don't be a spectator, be a 'participator.' It's time to get off the fence and get involve. Extra ordinary people are not idlers; they are people who make things happen. Cultivate the habits of making things happen. Don't sit on the sideline. Don't allow the same situation that prevented you in 2013 clog your wheel of progress in 2014. It is time to rise up and move forward. You cannot remain the same way and expect a different result in 2014. Be a mover and refuse to be moved by the unwholesome events that limited you in 2013. Play in the game and don't just be a cheerleader.
Prayer: there is no alternative to prayer. It is the rod of authority. You either pray now or be ready to be a prey. When you pray, it means you are telling the Lord that you are insufficient by yourself. It means you are telling God to come to your aid. Prayer is searching out the deep things of God. It lightens your path and makes light your burden. It inspires and invigorates you. There is no better place to be than the place of prayer in 2014. I tell you when you cast your cares on the Lord; He will take away everything that may scare you from fulfilling God's purpose for your life. Please let God be your burden bearer in 2014. Man may promise and fail (maybe you have experienced some 'record-breaking' disappointment in 2013) but God will never fail on His word. Stay with Him!
Precipitation: This signifies the season of un-curtailed outpour. Precipitation means rain. It is the season of blessings. For some it will come early in the year, for others it will come later but whatever the case, I pray you will not miss your season of Precipitation. Your joy will be full and I will be waiting to share in your testimony. You will be drenched in that outpour. Sin will be a hindrance, hence the need to flee from 'whatsoever that defiles or is an abomination to God. Sin will sink you. Run from every appearance of evil and trust God for the outpour.
Praise: Make 2014 a year of constant praise unto the Lord. Praise Him in season and out of season. I have always said, 'when you Praise God, He will give you a raise.' The blessings will come when you fulfill your part of the bargain but you must create that atmosphere of worship. I have made up my mind to worship Him more in 2014. Spend more quality time in His presence just worshiping Him. When you praise God, it creates a ring of fire around you such that the enemies find it difficult to penetrate. I have seen great miracles happen in the atmosphere of worship. Make Praise a lifestyle in 2014 and you will finish the year in grand style. Our God is a generous rewarder of those who praise and worship Him unreservedly.
Thanks for taking the time to read my posts every week. I really do appreciate this and to those who have sent in encouraging comments and reviews, thanks so much. You have motivated me to stretch myself to do more. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in Advance. God bless you.