Greetings and Welcome to Day 1 of 21 Days of Prayer.
The new year is here and whether you achieved some, if not all of the goals you set for yourself last year, the question you now face is, “What’s next?”
For many, that’s a hard question because there are so many “things” we desire to accomplish. For others, it is a hard question because they have not done the mental or spiritual gymnastics required to figure it out. Regardless of which camp you’re in, that question will still hang there, lingering in front of you, begging for an answer. You can ignore it but that only leaves you uncertain, lacking faith and open to the onslaught of a world controlled by selfishness, anger, defeat and all around evil intentions. Besides, this question is persistent and will be there every day you wake up, until you finally feed it what it wants ~ an answer.
Maybe this will help. According to Psalm 32:8, “The Lord says, ‘I will teach you the way you should go; I will instruct you and advise you.” This year, before you commit to answering the question of “what’s next?”, why not ask the Lord first. He promises to teach, instruct and advise you. That’s actually an awesome formula, especially when it comes from the one who created you and me!
Let’s Sincerely Pray: Heavenly Father, today I ask You for guidance. Help me to understand Your divine plan for my life and to openly receive your answer to what’s next for me in 2018. I will not ignore Your voice. Deliver me from uncertainty. Grant me confidence as I walk by faith and not by sight. Show me visions, dreams and plans that are within my ability to reach this year. This year, I will grow closer to You, mend hurting and broken relationships, overcome fear and encourage others to be the people you called them to be. In the name of Jesus, I pray that 2018 will be a year for lost souls to discover Your divine purpose and plan for their lives. What’s next for me? By the grace of God, I will be part of the solution and not a catalyst of confusion. Thank you Lord for making me a light to shine in dark places, for giving me the ability to skillfully speak life into the deadness of humanity and to respond cheerfully, forcefully and gracefully when I’m under spiritual attack. My faith, my family, my job, my church, my life is in Your hands O Lord and in this year, I will trust You to faithfully lead and direct my paths.
Psalm 37:23-24 says, “The Lord guides us in the way we should go and protects those who please Him. If they fall, they will not stay down, because the Lord will help them up.”
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
Inspiring Hope, Seasoning Faith, Pastor Sean