In this New Year of 20/20, let us be known according to the Bible, “For we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises].” Read 2 Corinthians 5:7 (AMP). What does it mean to walk by faith? I believe it means taking the power of God’s Word and His promise and trusting Him for the victorious outcome even before you see it manifest. Can you see this beloved? Living and going about our lives in a manner consistent with the Scriptures. And what does it mean not by sight? As believers in Christ, God has given us spiritual eyes through which we see based on God’s perspective.
The Bible helps us even further when it says, “I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling—that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones!” Read Ephesians 1:18 (TPT). The light of God is His Word. In other words, the more we behold the Scriptures, our eyes and understanding are illuminated. Recall the Bible says, “Truth’s shining light guides me in my choices and decisions; the revelation of Your Word makes my pathway clear.” Read Psalm 119:105 (TPT). Here is my point beloved, 20/20 is a year and beyond where our appetite for God’s Word is at a level never known or experienced before.
The Bible encourages us thus, “It’s true that some of you once lived in those lifestyles, but now you have been purified from sin, made holy, and given a perfect standing before God—all because of the power of the name of the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, and through our union with the Spirit of our God.” Read 1 Corinthians 6:11 (TPT). Watch this beloved, the Word of God keeps you and me in step. Can you imagine what life will be like without God’s Word directing the affairs and courses of our lives? I know what it is like but thanks be unto God who counted me faithful and called me into the ministry; it’s all by His grace.
Think with me for a moment, independent of 20/20, let this mind be in us; “My love for You has My heart on fire! My passion consumes Me for Your house! Nothing will turn Me away, even though I endure all the insults of those who insult you.” Read Psalm 69:9 (TPT). Therefore, let us make 20/20 and subsequent years count for God. Listen to this, ‘We all have been given a charge to keep and a God to glorify.’
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for the grace to stand upon Your Word which is solid. Thank You for equipping me with wisdom knowledge and understanding. I give You all the glory, honour and praise.
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