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DAY 1 FRIDAY: JANUARY 2021

THE YEAR OF FAVOR AND ESTABLISHMENT!

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over (Psalm 23:5).

Today is a very special day worldwide; the very beginning of the New Year, 2021. This New Year is our year of favor and establishment in the Lord. This is the year God will lavish His favor that will establish you in life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen. The Bible says in the opening text that You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that this New Year is his year of divine favor and establishment in the Lord. When God decided to favor you, there is nothing that can stop your establishment in life. The year of God’s favor and establishment is absolutely the year of abundance and prosperity in life forever.

The New Year of favor and establishment is characterized with God’s goodness and mercy in life. This is the year when God’s goodness and mercy becomes your guide for establishment in life. That is why the Psalmist went further to declare in verse 6 thus, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Therefore, whenever God’s goodness and mercy follows a Christian into the New Year, definitely his establishment in life becomes solid and firmly rooted. When one is being guided by His goodness and mercy, he experiences God’s favor for establishment in life. God’s favor for establishment is absolutely God’s mercy and grace for promotion in life forever.

It is the beauty and favor of the Lord that establishes one forever in life. There is no one that can be established by his influence and efforts no matter how he tries in life. Of course, whether we accept it or not, life is beyond man’s abilities but rests squarely in God’s grace and favor. That is the reason why the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:11, “…the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill…” In fact, until the goodness, mercy and favor of God go with a Christian into the New Year, he is bound to fail woefully in life no matter his skills, influence and qualifications in life. The favor of God is what actually established a Christian in all round ramification in life forever. Happy New Month And Prosperous New Year Day’s Celebration!

Daily Tip: This is your year of favor and establishment in the Lord; therefore, be strong and of good courage in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands (Psalm 90:17).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Father! My Father! I receive Your everlasting grace and favor for my complete establishment this year in life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of bondage and limitation in my life this year forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Psalm 23.                  RBT: GENESIS 1-2