Make Plans for the Next VictoryDecember 30 2010 at 8:43 AM
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Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day...
(Joshua 14:12, NKJV)
In the Bible, Caleb helped lead the people of Israel into their Promised Land. But scripture tells us that Caleb didnt just stop there. In fact, when he was 80 years old he said, God, give me another mountain. He was saying, God give me something else to do. Give me another assignment. Notice, he was planning on living out his life in victory. He could have said, God, just let me retire. Man, my backs hurting. I can hardly see anymore. Medicare wouldnt pay that latest prescription. Im so aggravated. No, he was strong. He was energetic; he was ready for the next challenge.
Friend, no matter how old or how young you are, God has another assignment for you. You wouldnt be here if God didnt have a purpose for you. I believe that this next year is going to be your best ever. Why dont you make plans for another victory! Make plans to increase in influence, abundance and favor. Choose today to live full of joy, peace, strength and health and take a step of faith into the life of blessing He has in store for you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, thank You for creating me and giving my life purpose. Help me discover the gifts and talents Youve placed within me so that I can use them for Your glory. Thank You for another victory in this New Year. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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|December 30 2010, 8:44 AM |
by Charles R. Swindoll
We have reached the end of another year and now face a new one. When we stood in this same spot 364 days ago, we looked ahead to what the Lord was going to teach us in the coming year and we anticipated the many ways we were going to see Him at work in our lives.
We said, "By the end of this year we will discover that God had wondrous things for us which we would never have known or experienced had we not accepted the challenge changes inevitably bring."
Today, as you look back over the past weeks and months, what do you see? How have His grace, joy, and love touched your life?
When we began the year, we also talked about finishing well. The reality is, of course, we are not finished. The race is not over. Our lives are still being perfected. We still need much more of the Master's touch.
"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith" (Heb. 12:1-2, KJV).
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