“A year from now you’re going to weigh more or less than what you do right now.”Phil McGraw
Every January, millions of people begin their year with New Year’s resolutions. Are you one of them?
The New Year marks a time for reordering our priorities and making personal improvement. Losing weight, getting organized, consistent exercise, eating healthier, sticking to a budget, and working on a relationship are some of the most common resolutions.
Though your intentions may be noble, your success rate is bleak. By February, 80 percent of you will fail.
So, do we give up and not make resolutions?
To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 ESV
Paul, Silas, and Timothy teamed together to write two letters to the Thessalonian congregation of believers, and they are praying that we
- may live worthy of his calling
- and fulfill every resolve.
The Passion translation writes it this way:
We constantly pray that our God will empower you to live worthy of all that he has invited you to experience.
And we pray that by his power all the pleasures of goodness and all works inspired by faith would fill you completely.
By doing this the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you will be glorified in him, by the marvelous grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
HOW do we fulfill every resolve? By His Power!
WHY do we fulfill every resolve? For His Glory!
What is the solution to yearly broken resolutions? Getting vision from God and then watching that unfold by His power throughout the year – for His Glory!
All Works, All Resolves, Inspired by Faith
I want to encourage you not to write New Year’s resolutions, but invite God to speak prophetic vision into your life with New Year’s resolves.
Resolves abide because of his power in your life.
Resolutions break and don’t bring God glory.
I truly believe that God knows exactly what you will need for the upcoming year and desires to lead you to make the resolves that he wants you to experience.
That will take Insight, Revelation, Vision, Wisdom and Faith!
The first Bible Reading Plan for 2020 – 20/20 Vision will encourage you to spend the month of January asking God exactly for these things – insight, revelation, vision, wisdom and faith.
- Week 1 you will learn about prophetic vision. You will ask God for the One Word that will encapsulate the work he wants to do in your life in the upcoming year.
- Week 2 you will ask God for His priorities for your life and will pray for the One Verse that will guide you through the year.
- Week 3 you will pray for spiritual eyes and revelation. You will ask God to reveal the One Relationship that he intends for you to build this year.
- Week 4 you will ask God to sharpen your peripheral vision to see what he is doing around you and how he wants to use you in this world. You will have the opportunity to write your Mission Statement.
This NEW Reading Plan will propel you into a transforming year.
You will fulfill every resolve – through God’s power – that was inspired by faith!
Join the Community
As you look forward to this next year and transformation, I invite you to join the community who are journeying through the 2020 Bible Reading Plans.
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