There’s a funny story about two buckets that used to draw water from a well.
One bucket would go down to the well murmuring, “Oh, here I go again! I hate this job. I am afraid of going into this deep well; what if I fall off this rope! Carrying the water up from the well is a tough job. No one understands what I am going through inside this well. Everyone loves to drink the water I carry, but no one loves me!!”
But the other bucket had a different confession to make. Every time it goes down the well, it screams, “Wow! Here I go! I love going down. I delight fetching water up for those waiting out there. I enjoy watching people drinking water and quenching their thirst. I love this job!”
Like this story, there are two ways to walk into the New Year 2010. One is to enter in with your old baggage loaded with thoughts of anxiety and pain from the previous year. Or you could walk in with a new bag full of hope and expectation, trusting in the Lord of the ages and His promises.
Media may predict that world’s problems would intensify in 2010. But a person who follows Jesus Christ has a different statement to make, “I arise and shine because my Lord reigns over all!”
Every year is a fresh start that the Lord gives you. And His desire for you is to experience glorious living! That’s what Ephesians 1:11-12 (The Message Bible) says, “Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living…”
God has designed us to be victorious and productive in spirit, soul and body. We are designed to enjoy and live in spiritual, material, emotional, physical and relational abundance.
Lack of any sort isn’t God’s will for His people. That’s why David boldly proclaimed in Psalm 23:1 (Amplified Bible), “The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.”
In this New Year, as you rise up every day, proclaim this verse and rejoice in faith for the Lord meeting all your needs with His abundant resources. Boldly proclaim that you are no more a loser, a complainer, and a quitter but an overcomer, believer, and a winner.
2010 is your year for living in the breakthrough. It is your year for the manifestation of all that God has promised you in the past.
This is not at all your time to worry. This is your time to bury your worries, stand up and walk in the manifestation of His Word and its abundant blessings.
TBTG joyfully wish you an extraordinary New Year with Christ Jesus.