As a believer, I have learned that trying something on my own strength does not work for me. Instead, I have to trust the Holy Spirit to help me with what I want to accomplish.
As I was making a mental list of goals and what I want to fulfill this year, I was surprised to see that I had already begun.
Here is a partial list:
Pray more. I have two journals for my prayer time. One is my regular journal where I write out my prayers, petitions for myself and others, and write what I hear the Lord say. My second journal is my dream journal. Since I dream often, I found that I needed a separate notebook for my dreams. At one point I had both prayer and dream journal in one notebook, but that did not work out. Having them separate makes it easier when I need to look something up.
I enjoy praying for people. I find great joy in hearing that their requests have been answered, the ministries are growing, lives are being touched, and healings are taking place.
Bible reading. I read from the Old and New Testament, and I also read a chapter of Proverbs a day. While reading, I ask for wisdom, insight and revelation.
Write – A few years ago I began strong with the desire to write, during the course of life it was lost, and now the Lord has given it back to me. I plan to write what He has called me to write.
The believer wants to read the Bible more, pray more, hear the voice of the Lord, fellowship, be involved in church, but these are not possible on our own effort. It takes the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us. We know we need to do these things, and I have learned that to accomplish these tasks I had to ask for one thing. Desire.
When we feel obligated to do something, then the passion is no longer there. If I feel obligated to read my Bible, then what I read is not helping me much. But if I have a desire to read, then the words become alive.
Ask the Lord to give you a desire to fulfill your dreams, goals and to give you passion. Doing it on your own strength may lead to failure, but with the help of the Holy Spirit you are destined to be fruitful.
May you have a blessed and wonderful New Year, and may this coming year draw you closer to the Lord.