VISION FOR THE NEW YEARJanuary 13, 2023
I will stand on my guard post and station myself on the rampart; and I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, and how I may reply when I am reproved. Then the Lord answered me and said, “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.”
1. MAKE THE MOST OF A NEW BEGINNING. I love a new beginning. There isn’t anything inherently extraordinary about the first of January, but when we go from one year to a new year, we can take advantage of a fresh start. This is when we take time to seek the Lord and write down what He is saying. We can trust Him for vision and clarity to know what we’re supposed to do.
2. SEEK THE LORD. Habakkuk was an Old Testament prophet that sought the Lord to see what God was saying to Him. Let’s seize upon this moment to get in a place to seek God and ask, “What do You want for my year? What do you have for me? What are you saying?”
3. WRITE THE VISION. God told Habakkuk to record the vision. When we start getting perspective on what we’re supposed to do, we write it down. I encourage you to get a pen and paper and write down some goals and targets. What do you want to see in the next 365 days? What do you want for your spiritual development, career, finances, child-rearing, relationships, friendships, and fruitfulness? Let’s believe God for some supernatural achievement and miraculous fruit this next year!
Pastor Jeff Perry
PRAY THIS PRAYER:
Happy are the people whose God is the Lord (Psalm 144:15). God, You’re my strength. I thank You that you always lead me in truth. You know what my zones of achievement are for this next year. Turn my feet from every evil way and help me to nail it in 2023. In Jesus’ name, amen.
The ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.
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