THE KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL YEAR. *MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE DAILY DEVOTIONAL* SATURDAY, JANUARY 2ND, 2021.

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4 months 2 weeks ago #11121 by FemiClef
Dr. D.K Olukoya
Memory Verse:
Luke 14:28 - "For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?"

Luke 14:28 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
28 “If you wanted to build a building, you would first sit down and decide how much it would cost. You must see if you have enough money to finish the job.

Motivational Quotes:
Prayerful planning and preparation prevents poor performance.

Praise Worship:
Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit

Prophetic word for today:
This Year, the Lord Will Be Your Shepherd; You Will Succeed and Never Suffer Lack, in the Name of Jesus.

Fire Scripture:
Proverbs 6:6-11 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
The Dangers of Being Lazy
6 You lazy people, you should watch what the ants do and learn from them. 7 Ants have no ruler, no boss, and no leader. 8 But in the summer, ants gather all of their food and save it. So when winter comes, there is plenty to eat.
9 You lazy people, how long are you going to lie there? When will you get up? 10 You say, “I need a rest. I think I’ll take a short nap.” 11 But then you sleep and sleep and become poorer and poorer. Soon you will have nothing. It will be as if a thief came and stole everything you owned.

Message:
Do you want the New Year to be a huge success story for you? Set good goals and make the Holy Spirit-led plans. Goal setting and planning are not the only keys to success in all endeavours, they are also important for problem solving at personal and other levels.

Whenever the year begins, many people often run from pillar to post in search of a formula that will make them succeed. Those who go to the Only Wise God in prayer and read His word, get His guidance and obey it, often record desired success.

Conversely, those who lean on their own understanding or fail to set goals and make plans usually fail woefully. This year, the God that answers by fire will give you huge success and make you a bigger bundle of testimonies, in the name of Jesus.

In setting your goals, you should seek God's guidance and ensure that they align with the word and will of God. Have faith in His unfailing ability to help you set the right goals and empower you to achieve them. Believe that He journeys with you and has your best in mind.

Also, you must have plans for achieving the goals you have set. Be humble enough to let God take the lead and have His way and will. In addition, you must commit yourself to the tasks involved in fulfilling your goals.

Achieving goals require hard work; be prepared to put in your best effort. In case you face some challenges, do not give up. With perseverance, you will succeed. Moreover, you need to count the cost. As you set goals and make plans for achieving them, you need to do the necessary homework to ascertain that they are realistic and achievable.

Some people do not achieve their goals because they do not set those goals properly in the first place. So you need to learn to set good goals. Someone said that a goal properly set is halfway reached. I agree with him. Write your goals down. Believe in them and act on them prayerfully!

Finally, as a Christian, make sure the motivation for your goal is right. What is the result you are aiming at? If your motivation is to become super rich, buy exotic mansions and private jets and move deep into the world, abandoning God's Kingdom and projects, that is not advisable.

Set godly and Kingdom-building goals: to secure a new job so that you can take care of your family, have money for missions, and time to serve your community and church family. You can also set a goal to become a skilled musician so that you can worship God and point others to Christ. Your goal can also be to start a business to gain financial freedom so that your time and funds can be released to grow the Kingdom.

Such goals will bring you huge success and God's unquantifiable blessings.

Bible In One Year:
Genesis 4-7

Prayer Points:
Morning
1. Father, I receive the grace to be organised, productive and successful this year, in the name of Jesus.

2. I refuse to be aimless and purposeful in my journey this year, in the name of Jesus.

3. I commit my goals, resolutions and plans for this year to God, in the name of Jesus.

Evening
4. This year, I choose to trust in the Lord with all my heart and refuse to lean on my own understanding, in the name of Jesus.

5. My Father, bless my plans and prosper my efforts this year, in the name of Jesus.

6. Father, help me to set goals with the right motive and work with the right motive this year, in the name of Jesus.

7. My Father, help me and my achievements this year extraordinarily, in the name of Jesus.

Excerpt From
Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya - The General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide

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