Every Blessing of the New Year is YOURS!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! In our ministry one of the times that we embark upon a time of consecration is at the beginning of January. This period extends for 21 days during which we daily focus on a different character quality of the Lord. We are also partaking of the Daniel Fast. The food guidelines are listed separately. (Please contact me if you need them.)
I would also like to remind you to seek the Lord for the wisdom and the endurance to fulfill every commitment made unto Him. Far too often we are doing the same things, year after year; same consecrations, same types of fasting etc . Then we become discouraged when we obtain the same results as in previous times.
Stretch your faith...step up your game..... place a demand in the realm of the spirit and watch what the Lord does just for you this year!
The Day of Joy
You O Lord are the source of my joy
“El SIMCHATH GILI”
(God my exceeding Joy - Psalm 43:4)
“……...This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
Read Psalm 43 and Nehemiah 8
Today, Lord may I begin to comprehend that you ARE my joy. May I realize that my mind must be renewed to the concept, that my ability to remain joyful (full of joy) in the midst of adversity, is one of the battles that must be won. Consequently, Lord I will totally understand that you and you alone are the nucleus of my joy. Everything that is necessary for my “JOY” has its basis, its focus and its core emanating from you Lord.
Therefore, today I invite you, El Simchath Gili to infiltrate my mind, thus permitting me to remain joyful throughout this day. I will not allow any circumstance that may arise today cause me to lose my focus.
So, I thank you now, El Simchath Gili for your guidance, direction and the provision of your “joy” - that will be required for this day. May the joy that you bring empower me and offer to me the foundation to stand strong today and always.
May I continue to reflect on the strength and encouragement of our patriots who walked by faith as they sang:
“This joy that I have, the world didn’t give it and the world can’t take it away.”
…And may I sing as our Young Adult Choir previously sang, I’ve got the J-O-Y.. Joy of the Holy Ghost”
I decree and declare that all of the above is so….. In the name of Jesus – Amen.