As you celebrate the beginning of a new year, take a few moments to reflect and celebrate the good things you experienced in 2016. It’s important to make a decision to see the good, especially if 2016 was filled with disappointments.
If infertility was a factor in your 2016, what good came out of it? Are you closer to God? Closer to your spouse? Did you get better results by changing/removing some old habits?
If the death of a loved one infiltrated your life last year, what good came out of it? Did you learn that you are stronger than you thought as a result of that loss? Did love and support come from unexpected people?
No matter what your challenge may have been, there’s something good that came out of it…you just have to look for it.
Once you determine what those good things were, express gratitude for them. God always finds a way to show us His love in the midst of challenges and it’s a good practice to say, “Thanks” to Him.
A New Year of New Beginnings
And now as we begin a new year, let this year be the launching point of more good things experienced in your life–on an even higher level. Embrace what lies ahead and let go of 2016’s setbacks. Let your hope be reignited! Let what you say in 2017 reflect unwavering hope. Raise your expectancy for good things to come your way. Expect God to do wonderful, miraculous things in your life.
Prayer for 2017
What are some of the things you’re praying will happen in 2017? Please share them below.
My prayer for you in 2017 is that you will:
- Gain a new and fresh revelation of God’s no-matter-what kind of love for you.
- Ask boldly for what He has promised in His Word.
- Expect to receive more than ever before.
- Experience new-found freedom in Him, not settling for less than what He promised.
- Look ahead with confidence, letting your words reflect what God has said about you.
- Walk by faith and not by sight, knowing that it’s what you trust in but don’t yet see that keeps you moving ahead.
- Be greatly blessed as you stand with daily gratitude.
May your 2017 be filled with abundance in every way!
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You crown the year with Your good blessings, and You leave abundance in Your wake.
~ Psalm 65:11 NET
The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less.
~ 2 Corinthians 5:5 MSG
His favor lasts a lifetime! ~ Psalm 30:5 NIV