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2012 Your Lot seems indefinate and insecure?

The mark of a New Year holds so much hope. The few hours of the eve are marked in reverence and the last minute countdown and hours following forms the basis of celebration. We take to the streets, we jump, we praise God, we hug, we cry among other activities. It is always a mark of disconnect from the past. Many times we are glad that we are done with the another year of struggle, ill-health and other misfortunes.

Seldom do we count the blessing that were. The promises full-filled. The achievements, accolades and rewards earned.

But then again there is the baggage that spills over. The unpaid debts, the ever rising costs that comes with our responsibilities. As if that is not enough, life whips you some more with extra loads of misfortune. You lose dear ones, loss of jobs, accidents or fall ill. It is at this point that yes one might have crosses over into 2012 but they grieve.

The bible reminds us in Ephesians 6:12 that our fight is not physical but spiritual. The evil ones has hints of our destinies and wants to discourage us.In 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 we are extolled by Apostle Paul to remember that in our pursuit of God through Christ we have to endure. I particularly likeĀ  Vs 3 “…God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles…”. Many of us cannot speak what we are undergoing but be reminded that God who started the God works in you has so much in store for you. Many times we are confused for there is no indication or possibility of getting out.

We search for help and none seems forthcoming. This is the time to remember God’s faithfulness in the past. Tell your soul and flesh that God has good plans Jeremiah 29:11. Sing praise for the awaiting miracle and great deliverance. Even with no signs all around be strong of faith and take everything a step at a time. In the eleventh and twelveth hour the God Almighty will show up.

Jobs will come calling, new clothes will find way into your closet, neighbours will confess about your deliverance. Health will be yours again and who knows your end might be the best ever like Job.

Take heart and put on a strong fight since God is in control. I pray blessings unto you in the teething problems of 2012.

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Happy New Year!! 5 Points to keep in Mind

It is lovely to have gone past nine days into 2012. Glory to God!

I do take this chance to wish all of you a wonderful Year full of good tidings, lots of grace, peace and above all joy in all you meet. In the long run we all want to learn, grow and mature. So to be well rounded in all important aspects here are five pointers to carry along the year.

1. Pray – thank God for another year. Pray more for our country and others. Mention one of your desires to five of others as this will be loving them as yourself.

2. Visitation – I like the Japanese saying, “What matters is not who you visit but it matters most who visits you” We are all important so make time to visit family, friends and the under-privileged. Be God’s ambassador taking with you water, milk, prayer and most of all the love of God. Be the miracle by offering more to all those around us. The bible records that those who give to the poor, orphans and widows lend unto the Lord. And He is never wants to be in debt!

3. Read Wide – make time to read everyday. The bible, a chapter or two everyday among other books. There is great wisdom and treasure in books.

4. Make time to Rest, Have fun and Enjoy. Make a holiday out of weekends by doing different interesting fresh and relaxing things. Make time to exercise and laugh. This reduces aging as it increases youth. It increases vigour and enthusiasm.

5. Note down your goals. Research what you require to achieve,Plan for them and follow through. Make sure you evaluate your steps each day to see if they lead you to your goals. Audit yourself weekly or monthly. Making amends as you go by. Remember it is not ironclad so make it flexible, accommodating arising issues and the dynamism that is life. This does not mean you miss the mark but allow yourself to breathe. The most important thing is try find accountability either use tools like excels, to do lists, targets or persons to check you. This ensures you actually commit to your goals.

May God be gracious to you in 2012!