Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional January 1, 2017 – Dr Paul Enenche
Topic: The God of New Beginnings
SCRIPTURE: In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. Genesis 1:1.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God, in line with His Nature, usually proves Himself at the beginning of every new phase of life.
MESSAGE: You are welcome to the Year 2018. The Spirit of the LORD has made it clear that God is ready to do great things in our lives this year.
As we begin the year 2018, it is worthy of note that our God is a God of new beginnings (Isaiah 43:18-19). God, in line with His nature, usually proves Himself at the beginning of every new phase of life. Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional January 1, 2018
To confirm this, we will identify few Scriptural examples where God proved Himself at the beginning of different phases of life:
1. At Creation: God proved Himself as the God of new beginning at creation. The Bible makes it clear that the Earth was without form and void; darkness was upon the face of the deep (Genesis 1:2). Nothing was working; everything was on a standstill. In that hopeless condition, God stepped into the scene and things began to work.
2. The Life of Samson: God also manifested Himself in the life of Samson as the God of new beginnings. When Samson defiled himself with Delilah, he became a prey in the hands of the philistines and they shaved his hair which signified his Nazarite consecration. They also gouged his eyes. However, the God of new beginnings worked on his life and his hair grew again (Judges 16:22).
3. The story of the valley of dry bones: In Ezekiel 37:1-10, we see yet another scenario where God manifested Himself as a God of new Beginnings. Dry and dead bones became a great army when God stepped in. People who had died and their bodies had decayed lived again and were given a new start of life because the God of new beginning stepped into the situation.
Beloved, you may have experienced breakthroughs in life before but you noticed somewhere along the line that all of a sudden, things stopped working in your life; I want to let you know that the God that caused things to work at the beginning of creation, made Samson’s hair to regrow and caused dry bones to live again will cause your life to blossom again in Jesus’ Name. It is your year of new beginning. It is your year of new things in positive dimensions. Happy New Year!
REMEMBER THIS: God, in line with His Nature, usually proves Himself at the beginning of every new phase of life.
1. Appreciate God for the privilege of seeing the New Year.
2. Ask the God of new beginning to begin new things in your life.
PRAYER: O Lord, I thank You for the privilege of seeing another Year. I ask that You cause the beginning of total transmogrification of my life and destiny, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE GOD OF NEW BEGINNINGS.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 01/01/1801 – The legislative union of the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland is completed to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
AMAZING FACT: Every time you sneeze, your heart stops a second. Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional January 1, 2018
DAILY READING: Genesis 1:1 to 2:25, Matthew 1:1 to 2:12, Psalm 1:1 to 6, Proverbs 1:1 to 6.
QUOTE: There is a relationship between prayer and a new beginning – the beginning of a year, marriage, a career, a business or whatever it may be. Culled from PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche.