Hi friends, it is my hope you had a wonderful Christmas. One of my sisters invited me and the rest of my family members to her another new house that she and her husband just finished building and just moved in. It was a Christmas party at the same time a house-warming party. Unfortunately I didn’t go. I wanted to spend alone time with the Lord. I thought it would be a great time for me to seek Him again during Christmas day. And I have to say I didn’t get my deliverance that I was expecting, but yesterday I got a heartfelt message, a wonderful gift in a form of a quote. I’m truly grateful and happy.
I have been thinking about what to write to you after Christmas holiday as we are heading to another holiday to celebrate a New Year. This coming year is going to be a new dawn for many of us. I know it’s going to be for me because I have already started seeing the signs; the discomfort around me. Where I am is tired of me, and I am tired of staying where I am, at the same spot. My surroundings are pushing me to move up; therefore I need to move up.
What I have been taught to do by the Ministers of God’s Word that God has placed in my life is that every year we should cover ourselves, our loved ones, and our plans in prayer. So as usual I went ahead and sought after the Lord in prayer for two weeks. During this period, we started by giving God thanks for what He has done for us this year.
And when I look at my 2017 gratitude journal, from January to December, I see so many praise points. I’m not where I wanted to be, but God has done me good this year; in my personal and professional life. I’m truly grateful.
I also have a feeling that I am starting a new career, something that started as a hobby a really long-time ago, only now it’s not a hobby anymore. It’s growing to something good. I prayed to the Lord and said, let it please Him to do to me according to His Will. Because it’s not a secret anymore, Helen Majaga International is no longer a hobby; it has become a recognizable international brand.
And we may not have many audiences right now, but we are coming. The Lord is still establishing our rooting system. Even though we are not exactly sure right now whether we are a ministry as non-profit or a business as for profit, but we are coming. Whatever the Lord wants Helen Majaga International to be, we will be because He will make a way. We are on the waiting season for His clear answers. His Will shall be done.
So in my two weeks prayers, I gave thanks to God for what He has done in my life; for protecting, guiding, and loving me, and for His provision. I thanked God for my loved ones, my family and close friends, and all God’s people that He sent my way to minister to me. I thanked God for Helen Majaga International and all its projects. I also thanked God for you my audiences.
Since Helen Majaga International started last year in May 2016, we have written and posted 202 articles as of today. We are about to release YouCount Magazine sixth edition. So far we have done 40 episodes of Live to Your Full Potential Podcast. We just released our second E-book “Your Mindset and Money Habits.” You can see why we are grateful. We have moved some of our goals forward.
But I also thanked God for what’s ahead. As I said before, we are in a period to entering another year. And the best thing you can do for yourself is to pray for it in advance. Since we don’t know what’s ahead of us it is enough reason to want to pray in advance. We need to cover the New Year in prayer for God’s protection, guidance, and provision over us. So that if there maybe battles ahead of us, we have already committed ourselves and our plans to God in advance into His care to help us. We have already registered our names onto God’s helping list.
In the book of 1 Peter chapter 5 verses 6 to 7 says, “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
In the Bible in the book of Proverbs chapter 16 verse 3 it says that “Commit your activities to the Lord, and your plans will be achieved.” Another translation says, “Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.”
But also in the book of Psalm 37 verse 23, it says “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him.”
We need to thank God in advance for what He is going to do in our lives and the help He is going to provide us ahead of time. If you have already set up your New Year’s resolutions and goals, tell the Lord “I want You to have Your way in my life. But in the meantime Lord, here are my goals and plans for the next year. Help me accomplish them. In the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen.” And then start thanking Him in advance for each of your goals and plans. Then ask Him for His protection, guidance, and provision. And by faith receive in advance what You have just prayed for, that God will provide for you and help establish your plans.
And then be grateful and thank God in advance for everything you have prayed about. If you find out later on that God has other plans for you, then be willing to yield to His plans for you. What is important right now is that you have involved God in your life and plans ahead of time.
I don’t know about you, I need God to help me. I have tried to do things on my own before, but things didn’t work out until God decided and showed up to help me. It is very clear to me that I need His help for me to move forward. And since I started prayer covering my plans, I began to see the difference, the continuous little changes and progress in my life. God has been faithful.
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To your success,