Happy New Year! I hope you are excited and full of expectation not because it is a new year, but simply because we are living in an exciting time. There is something different about the atmosphere. I dare you to take a risk and see things differently than you did before. No matter what the circumstances look like, see things through the eyes of faith! We are walking in extraordinary times- full of amazing miracles and comebacks! Recognize that God is doing a new thing in our lives so that our lives can positively impact the people and world around us (Isaiah 42:19).
I don’t know about you but I’m feeling innovative and creative! I have a greater sense of expectancy! I’m seeing and approaching things (opportunities and yes, even the problems) from a different view. My declaration is different. My stance is different and I am so excited. I have awaken to my new day and believe me, it has nothing to do with the turn of the calendar. A new day happens when you wake up- when you internally wake up and embrace the truth of who you are and who God is. Your new day begins when you open your eyes to the light of God’s word and change your words to match His and know without a shadow of a doubt that God is in control.
So listen, I’ve come with good news! The good news is that you can walk in a new day. Things don’t have to be like you are accustomed to. You no longer have to be stuck. You have been redeemed by the blood of the Jesus and you no longer have to be a prisoner to your past! You are redeemed/freed from the past, from poverty, from sickness, and from the distresses and chaos of life! Say so! You no longer have to be trapped by sin or by the foolish and stupid stuff that you did! The past no longer has to have a hold on you. Burst out!! It is time to walk in a new a day and live an abundant life (John 10:10). Live like you know it! Speak/declare like you know it! Anticipate the promises of God to be manifested in your life. Expect the miracles! Why not? It is time to be prosperous spiritually, emotionally, financially, physically, socially- nothing lacking, and nothing broken. It’s a new day!
You have a God-given right to break free from the past. God gave His Son and He is your ‘Get Out Of Jail Free Card.’ The good news is this: just like in the beginning of time, God is still speaking (Genesis 1). Yep, He is speaking over the face of your life. He is saying, “Let there be …” He is still speaking forth new days!
We have to keep in mind that as God is creating our new days, He is also saying, “Let there be holiness! Let there be righteousness! Let there be integrity! Let there be healing! Let there be success! Let there be blessing on every side! Let there be doors with great opportunities opened up and shut the wrong doors that the enemy is trying to use to deceive! Let there be strength! Let there be steadfastness! Let there be Godly friends! Let there be life more abundantly! Let all the things that I have promised in My Word begin to come forth!” We’ll find that we are being changed more and more into the very image of God .
God has confidence that we can handle our new responsibilities because He made us. He has instilled within us all that we need to carry out what He has created us to do. Our lives will be a living testimony of the greatness of God. And just as others try to explain the earthly creation with theories of the big bang and evolution, so they will try to inquire about our lives in search of how we came to be as we are. They’ll say, “how could she have done the things that she has done? There has got to be some explanation.” We will give all glory unto God. We will set the example and we will be God’s proof and praise in the earth (Excerpt from ‘A New Day’ by Wendy M. Reynolds).
I’m so excited! I am here to tell you- to scream to you, “Wake up to your new day! Wake up to the possibilities all around you! Understand that a shift that has occurred! Allow this to be the start of your finest hour! Let go of the issues and excuses that have kept you from moving forward. Leave behind the old and break forth into the new!” Are you ready? Well, let’s begin to speak what God speaks and walk in the new! What does your ‘new’ look like?
Walking In Extraordinary Times!
Wendy M. Reynolds
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