1. It’s new year and many hands are up in prayer for better days ahead. Whatever your new year resolution, God is more interested in your HEART than your desire; He dwells in ETERNITY where there  are no calendars, “For thus saith the high and lofty ONE THAT INHABITETHE ETERNITY, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a CONTRITE and HUMBLE SPIRIT, to REVIVE the SPIRIT of the HUMBLE, and to REVIVE the HEART of the CONTRITE ONES” [Isaiah 57:15] As far as God is concerned today is the same as yesterday what makes the difference is your readiness to WALK with Him. Your age, gender or race does not matter either; Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he received the offer to WALK with God, “And when ABRAM WAS NINETY YEARS OLD and NINE, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; WALK BEFORE ME, and BE THOU PERFECT. And I WILL MAKE MY COVENANT BETWEEN ME and THEE, and will MULTIPLY THEE exceedingly” [Genesis 17:1-2] God has all twists and corners of 2023 and years ahead in the palm of His hand. TAKE A WALK WITH GOD, He will BLESS and see you through days and years ahead, “BLESSED is the MAN that WALKETH not in the counsel of the UNGODLY, nor STANDETH in the WAY of SINNERS, nor SITTETH in the seat of the SCORNFUL” [Psalms 1:1-3]

2. Before you may WALK with God and partake of His BLESSING, take a hard look at your life, your HEART in particular, “I the LORD SEARCH THE HEART, I try the reins, even to GIVE EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS, and according to the fruit of his doings” [Jeremiah 17:10] God is PERFECT, those who WALK with Him do so in HEARTS purged of SIN and made PERFECT in Jesus Christ, who is God revealed in frame of man, “… the EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by HIMSELF PURGED OUR SINS, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” [Hebrews 1:3] We are made PERFECT not by WORKS of piety but by receiving Jesus Christ as the “EXPRESS IMAGE” of God, who by His DEATH on the Cross paid our debt of SIN. We are PERFECT because He lives in us and we in Him, “I IN THEM, and THOU IN ME, that they may be MADE PERFECT IN ONE; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me” [John 17:23] These are hard sayings which many wrestle and SCORN to their own damnation or how shall a man DENY God’s terms of agreement and expect to WALK with Him, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” [Amos 3:3] Whosoever deny God was manifest in Jesus Christ SCOFFS at the integrity of God and can neither PLEASE nor benefit from His FAVOURS, “… 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]

3. When a man accepts Jesus Christ as God manifest in man, our KINSMAN REDEEMER, he is on his feet, but cannot yet WALK with God until he is established in the NARROW WAY, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and BROAD IS THE WAY, that LEADETH TO DESTRUCTION, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and NARROW IS THE WAY, which LEADETH UNTO LIFE, and few there be that find it” [Matthew 7:13-14] BROAD WAY is a form of godliness mingled with INIQUITY, making the gospel ineffective in transforming SINNERS to SAINTS [2 Timothy 3:5] NARROW WAY is total SEPARATION to God, allowing the same POWER that raised Jesus from the DEAD to LIFE to translate us to NEWNESS of LIFE, [Romans 8:11] It is the path of SANCTIFICATION, God in the driving seat of our HEARTS both to DESIRE and DO His WILL, “For it is GOD which worketh IN YOU both to WILL and to DO of his GOOD PLEASURE” [Philippians 2:13] With God in us and zero tolerance for SIN, we are positioned to get the best out of the new year and years ahead. God knows there shall be TEMPTATIONS and TRIALS on the WAY and provided escape routes, “And we know that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD to them that love God, to them who are the called ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE” [Roans 8:28] You may experience a fall here or there as common to toddlers, be not deterred, get on your feet and, “… be ye TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” [Romans 12:1-2]

4. Whether it’s new year, new month or new day God’s BLESSING is reserved for those who WALK before Him, “BLESSED is the MAN that WALKETH not in the counsel of the UNGODLY, nor STANDETH in the WAY of SINNERS, nor SITTETH in the seat of the SCORNFUL. … and WHATSOEVER HE DOETH SHALL PROSPER” [Psalms 1:1-3] This new year, I encourage you to WALK WITH GOD in PRAYER and in daily study of His WORD both to be approved and Do them, “…MEDITATE therein day and night, that thou mayest OBSERVE TO DO according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make THY WAY PROSPEROUS, and then thou shalt have GOOD SUCCESS” [Joshua 1:8] Though this year and years ahead are marred with natural disasters, economic downturn and social disorder, be not unduly disturbed or distracted from WALKING WITH GOD; all these and more are signs of imminent appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ to receive His BRIDE, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH [Luke 21:29] Are you WALKING with God? Now is time to get off your butt, take your place in the NARROW WAY and TAKE A WALK WITH GOD. Remember Enoch, “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him” [Genesis 5:24]

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