It is with great pleasure and great Joy that I welcome you into the year 2023. God has been so good, so faithful,Glory to God. Indeed the Lord has been on our side.I encourage us to spend ample time appreciating God for His goodness in the past year.
Will be writing about the topic- Go in this thy might. Let’s look at what the scripture says in Judges
“And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee? Judges 6:14 (KJV)
We can see from the scripture above that Gideon was scared, he was afraid and yet God told him to go in this his might, because he had sent him. Sometimes it seems as though God can say some contradictory things at some phases in our lives. You might be in dire need of something say money for example and God says:o ye rich man, go give to the poor. It’s amazing and isn’t that why the scriptures say that God calls things that are not as if they were?
The book of Judges continues with Gideon giving all the reasons in the world why he can’t deliver Israel, his family being the poorest and him being the least in his father’s house but the angel of God gave just one response and said the Lord will be with you and so you shall be able to deliver Israel.
I want us to hold that last sentence closely, the angel did not even try to refute all that Gideon had said because yes, they might have been true but that wasn’t what God wanted to dwell on.God dwells on the fact that He has sent you, He has called you, He has chosen you and He is with you and because of that,you will do well!! The same man who was afraid was able to lead an army, pause and think about that. What changed? The word of God he had received in his heart, the word of God he was so sure about settled in his heart and gave him the courage he needed for the journey.
I feel this so strongly in my Spirit and I want us to run with this all throughout the year 2023. Whatever it is you want to achieve, whatever it is you want to do, yes, even though to the human eyes it doesn’t look feasible, don’t stay on that, don’t act based on that, take actions based on what the word of God has said concerning you, concerning that situation, know this, that the Lord is with you and it will go well, you will do amazing and your tomorrow shall be alright.
God will wrought glorious things through you this year, you will do mind blowing things and do exploits just because you know the Lord is with you, you will accomplish what seems impossible to man because of The Holyspirit in you!
Do you remember when Jesus asked Peter to come to Him on the sea in Matthew chapter 14? The Bible declares that Peter walked on water. Peter, a mortal man walked on water! What changed too? Jesus told Peter: come! That’s what changed, a word from God. He said so , that’s all that mattered, that’s all that was needed. God said it and He believed it and yes he walked on water !!Do you realise that you too can do the impossible? I have come to challenge you to arise from your comfort zone and go in this thy might. The world out there is waiting for you. You have been empowered. Now is the time to go out and shine. The days of chickening out are over in your life. Go, shine as light and take your world by storm, for your light has come and the glory of God has risen upon you.
You will not be put to shame. Where you have hitherto failed, you will succeed. I want you to rise with a knowing that the world out there will bow to you. Your expectation will not be denied. You will not labour in vain.The Lord will open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing upon you. He will give you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. The Lord of Hosts has promised and His word will come through for you this year. Amen!
Happy new year!