Happy New Year!

Hello everyone,
First off, happy new year!!! This is my first write up in 2019! Cheers to that! God takes all the glory of course.
So last night, we had our crossover service in my church. I always look forward to this special service because of all the joy and excitement of singing and dancing into the new year. Well, as with other editions of the service, this year was no different. We ushered in the new year with a lot of joy expressed in our singing and dancing.

After all of that, my pastor led us into praying and declaring good things into the new year which I did with the whole of my heart. The phrase,
“2019 is my year” wasn’t farfetched in the course of the prayer. But then, I remember in 2018, when this same service was held, we also declared that “2018 is our year”.

The thing is, some people that claimed 2018 as their year and are still claiming 2019 as their year too have not experienced any change between the times they declared this.

What I’m trying to drive at is that, so many people prophesy good things into the new year but at the end of the year, its almost like they never prayed for anything good. While I’m all for total reliance and dependence on God, these people fail miserably in doing their part. They do not work the work, they only pray the prayers. Failure to do one’s part leaves the equation hanging hence amounting all of the prayers into nothing.

God is not a magician. He will only bless the work of your hands. If there is no work, then what there for God to bless? In 2019, I’m charging us to set goals and work towards them. Do what needs to be done. Work hard. Let God see your hard work. Don’t just pray and then go to bed without doing your part. God will hold His end of the bargain so long you do what you’re supposed to do.

With this, I am left with no doubt that 2019 will indeed be your year.

Wonderful year ahead people!

Tomi.

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