Tips for a successful new year


Memory Verse: Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.—Proverbs 24:27.

The final days of the year are full of events and so much celebration. The high peak of the season is Christmas; celebrating the birth of Jesus and for some, also a season to spend extra time with family. But, more recently, this time of the year has become crucial for many because it is a time of reflection and preparation for the new year. The thought of a new year prompts each one of us to consider new goals. None of us desire to be stagnant or to backslide. It is safe to say that we each aspire to grow more and do more for our Lord. As we enter into a new year, God has some insight as to how we can properly prepare ourselves to follow His direction in the new year. Let’s consider three ways we may prepare for the new year.

  1. PREPARE WITH A PURPOSE: Scripture tells us to “Prepare thy work without” (v.27a). Before we set forth to performthe work God has for us in the new year, we must contemplate the purposebehind why we are doing what we are doing. The first word of our text simply tells us to “prepare.” It is not something that will just happen. You must intentionally make time to do it. Set time to pray and seek God’s mission for your life. Write out how you can begin to accomplish that mission in the new year. Let Him change and align your direction to His. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.—Proverbs 3:6 It is something you must personally do youself. Notice what we are told to plan for is “thy work” (v.27). God has something that He has created you specifically to do for Him. We too often live so consumed with what we are doing, that we never actually factor in what God has in mind for us to do. (See James 4:13–5.) Prepare with your personal mission for God in mind—His work for you. Preparing the purpose of your life today will enable you to get to the end of your life having accomplished the things that matter most in life.
  2. PREPARE WITH A PLAN: After our purpose is established, we are told to “make it fit for thyself in the field” (v.27b). If we will accomplish God’s purpose for our lives, we must establish a plan to enable us to do so. As God’s people, we must allow God’s purpose to determine our plan. So, Scripture gives us some steps to setting a purposed plan. Have a purposeful plan.The Bible simple tells us we must “make it fit” (v.27). Very simply, the plan we establish must fit within the purpose God has given to us. Anything outside of God’s purpose must be done away with, Ask God for His will for year 2022. Have a personal plan. Notice, our priorities are “for thyself” (v.27). The plan you set has to be for you. The goals you set must be ones that work for you. No two people in this world are exactly alike, so do not adopt a plan from someone else—it won’t work for you! Let God develop one that fits you. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.—Psalm 32:8. Have a practical plan. As we determine our priorities, we must keep in mind that they are to be exercised “in the field” (v.27). The plan must be realistic and reasonable. In other words, the plan you set has to be more than something that looks good on paper; it has to be something you can actually accomplish.
  • Take action: With our purpose established, and a plan set to accomplish that purpose, then we are instructed to “afterwards build thine house” (v.27). It has wisely been said, “Plan your work, and work your plan.” When you determine your purpose and you set your plan, it is actually rather enjoyable when it comes time to take action. Living for God is rather enjoyable when you are doing it in conjunction with the One who makes life worth living. So partner with God, seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all other things shall be added to you, Matt 6:33. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Please read; Matthew 11:28–30.

How to start the new year on a good note

Memory Verse: Romans 12:12 Rejoice In Hope, Be Patient In Tribulation, Be Constant In Prayer.


Rejoice in Hope: It’s the start of another new year. From the cross over night service, a new race for a new year kicked off. Someone may ask, What is the excitement all about?

The new year comes with new opportunities to become all that God has destined you to be. Many people miss out on the excitement, but i advise you to be joyful, rejoice because the Almighty has a great plan for you this new year. DEPRESSION AND SADNESS BLINDS YOU FROM SEEING NEW OPPORTUNITIES DAILY.Like our memory verse says, Rejoice in HOPE


Jer 29: 11 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 a hope and a future.


Isaiah 43:19  Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”  May God shows us a new way this new year in Jesus Name, Amen.


Patient in tribulation: As much as you are excited about the new year, sometimes certain things may happen which you did not plan for. Always remember that trials and tribulations come to make us strong. All things work togther for the good of them that love God and are called according to His purpose. Try not to be overwhelmed by taking up tasks to complete them in a hurry. Not every goal is executable in 365 days. This means that your bigger goals will take a longer time. It is perfectly fine to roll over your relevant goals of last year and just keep building. It’s often said that success depends on consistency rather than motivation. Anybody can do big things when they are excited. The question is, can you do small, seemingly boring but necessary things, over and over again, for years? That’s consistency! Jeff Bezos one of the richest men in the world once asked Warren Buffett, who is also a wealthy man, “… your style of investing is so simple, why doesn’t everyone just copy you? “Warren Buffett replied, “Because nobody wants to get rich slow”. Friends, the game of success is a marathon. So be patient even if you have to start small, dont give up, it will all add up to something very big and great. Question: What are those small things you can do, in your health, marriage, school, finances etc. that you should not ignore this year?


Be constant in prayer: Jesus Christ said in Luke 18:1 “Men always ought to pray and not to faint”. Putting all your plans in the hands of God is vital to the success you will achieve this year. Friends and family will always come up with suggestions or counsel, respect them but always take it to God in prayer. Let God be your first resort and adviser; the first person you ask for counsel, and He will lead you to your greatness for this year 2022.  HAPPY NEW YEAR ONCE AGAIN TO OUR ESTEEMED FLOURISH LIFE CHURCH MEMBERS.


The Power of God’s Word

We know that the bible captures God’s thoughts, words and His interaction with the whole of creation. It is the written word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit & written by anointed men of God.

Memory Verse: 2 Tim 3:16-17

All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine , for reproof for correction for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The bible continues to be the number 1 best seller across the world. It is the only valid and great history book of creation of the world until this present day. It is the discerner of flesh & spirit ( Hebrews 4:12). The only way to demonstrate the power of God’s word in our lives is to see what the bible has to say about any given situation we find ourselves in. Below is just a small example of the impact of God’s word over  our lives, when we apply it by faith it changes our circumstances and gives us hope.

When we are sick, God’s Word says: (Isaiah 53:5), When we have fear, God’s word says: (2 Timothy 1:7), When we sin and fall short, God’s word says: (1John 1:9) & (Psalm 119:11), When we are in need, God’s word says: (Philippians 4:19), When we are lonely and feel depressed, God’s word says: (Hebrews 13:5) & (Nehemiah 8:10), When we have financial troubles, God’s word says: (Psalms 37:25).

As we can see, the word of God  is powerful & as Christians we need to apply it to our lives on a daily basis. When we read His word we are more empowered to combat the lies and the strategies of  satan. Studying the word of God is one of the spiritual disciplines we need in order to strengthen our spiritual body, without it we will die spiritually. Remember God’s Word never comes back void. Whatever promises God has made over your life it will be accomplished and do what it has been set out to do.

Questions for Discussion: How many books are in the bible? What is your favorite verse and why? What time of the day do you study your bible? What version of the bible do you use the most, & why? Do you take notes while you study?

Prayer Points:

Pray for a greater revelation of God’s Love from His word (1 John 4:19)

Pray for every Flourish Life Church member, that we all grow and mature in God’s Word & that there would be a Spirit of learning prevalent in the Church (Joshua 1:8)

Pray that the Word of God will be preached to our communities, every state, every nation, and that souls will come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through this ministry, In Jesus name, Amen

(Matt 28:18-20)


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