Starting the year right means we are focused on ending right. We enter the year full of faith, believing God for great things that move us into a life of satisfaction without sorrow.

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:18-19)

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)

“You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.” (Psalm 65:11)

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

“…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:3)

  1. 1. We fast to focus our faith
  2. 2. We worship God with everything
  3. 3. We fulfil our past and present promises to God
  4. 4. We prepare to give beyond our own reasoning
  5. 5. We remember past promises and prophetic words
  6. 6. We position ourselves for God’s glory
  7. 7. We renew our spiritual strength by committing to God’s house
  8. 8. We ready ourselves to receive by first sowing
  9. 9. We ready ourselves to hear the voice of the Lord and what the Holy Spirit is saying