Reflect on your past
Matthew 1:1 - The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Today being the last day of this year the Lord wants us to reflect on our past. When He refers to the past He does not mean on the wrongs that we did or the mistakes which we made.
The Lord has forgiven us and does not want to remember any of our wrong doing. Today the Lord wants each one of us to spend some time reflecting on the blessings that we received this whole year. When Jesus was introduced by Matthew, He started with David and then Abraham. David is a person known according to heart of God and Abraham as father by faith through how we are all blessed. So today the Lord wants is to reflect on the goodness we have received according to His heart and then according to His promise.
When the Lord says blessing according to His hearts it means the blessing we received when we did according to the nature of God, when we went out of our way to please God not because someone told us to but because deep within us we felt it. Then the Lord wants is to remember the goodness we received when we stood by His promise, when we believed in His Word and we received our blessings.
I am sure each one of us would be having some or many incidents to remember this year, it may be small or it may be great, let us lift them all up to the Lord, testify them and give glory unto Him for each one of them.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we thank You for this wonderful year You blessed us with. There are many moments which we will never forget for your glory was seen and You showed You are our God through them. You are true to your Word and we have seen this in every step we took in faith...
This we declare in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
2 Corinthians 9:11
11 ye being enriched in everything unto all liberality, which worketh through us thanksgiving to God.
6 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
6 As therefore ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,
7 rooted and builded up in him, and established in your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
1 Timothy 4:4-5
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 for it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.
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