ABOVE ONLY DEVOTIONAL JANUARY 5 2018 HOW STRONG DO YOU DESIRE TO BE THIS YEAR?
Date: Friday, JANUARY 5
Topic: How strong do you desire to be this year?
Be strong and very courageous… Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. *praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints
The way to show how much you really want to be strong this year is by not only how much you trust God for His strength; but also by how much you will give yourself to the things that will build and stir up His strength in you. God has made His strength available to us but we need to stir it up.
Therefore, the way you spend time in prayer and fellowship with God will reflect how much you want to be strong this year. Especially how much you will pray in the Spirit. The way you study and meditate on the Word of God (especially on the revelation of Christ), will also show it. In Acts 20:32 Apostle Paul told believers that it is the Word of His grace (revelation of the things God has done for us in Christ) that would build them up and give them their inheritance in God. This is why we must let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly, Col.3:16.
We must also take good care of our minds and our physical bodies. Your body is God’s temple and the way you think will affect how your life goes. Fill yourself with relevant knowledge both in your field and in other important areas of your life. Think the right thoughts. Eat well, rest well and exercise your body. Receive and practise right knowledge pertaining to your health. Keep your body strong and holy.
PRAYER FOCUS: Stir up God’s strength in you right now. Receive His grace to give yourself to things that will make you strong this year.