Sunday, January 5, 2020, 06:20

By the grace of God, the New Year 2020 is here with us! Well, the beginning of a new year is an excellent opportunity for a fresh new start as it brings a special atmosphere that motivates us into action. As believers, one of the actions we can take in 2020 is taking hold of the promises of God.

Sometimes when we hear the promises of God we may fail take action, and the promise remains unclaimed. Like the Israelites going in to take possession of the land God had given them, it is not an easy road. Fear may knock and hindrances may stand our way. But we can overcome the fear and fulfill God’s promises for his glory. And here’s the truth, God wants us to take possession of His promises …but how?

How to Take Possession of God’s Promises

With the warmth of a fresh New Year still glowing, here’s how you can possession of God’s promises and have a fulfilling 2020.

1. Resolve to Live by Faith

You’ve got to believe that you can make it. Don’t look at life as a physical journey but as spiritual one. In his Word, God has told us that we cannot please Him without faith.

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6, KJV)

No one ever claimed a promise of God without believing. So, this really is the starting point. Arm yourself with unwavering faith that God will do what He has said He will do.

2. Refuse to Settle for Less 

Don’t allow yourself to settle for a partial promise. The Israelites could have just settled on the east side of the Jordan. They could have played it safe and not have proceeded to Canaan. I mean, why fight more battles?

God’s plan was not for them to stop there! God wasn’t done showing Himself strong through them! Go the long haul to achieve the purpose of God for every aspect of your life.

3. Ignore Bad Reports

Whose report will you believe? If you are going to fully claim and get ahold of the promises of God this year, you can’t afford to listen to any other thing but the report of God. Yes, you’ve got to be careful what and who you listen to. Don’t allow yourself to speak fear. Choose to speak in faith like Caleb.

And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.) And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight (Numbers 13:30-33, KJV)

To be continued...

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Happy New Year!

 


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