You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
THE SEASON OF ABOUNDING
1 Corinthians 15:58
This year, our Proceeding Word from God is “PURSUIT”. To pursue means to go after, to follow hard, to strive, reach forward and to press on in a particular direction in order to obtain.
The Words of Philippians 3:12-14 will be our foundation Scripture. It calls us this year to the things that really matter as Kingdom people. We are being called to a radical and uncompromising pursuit of God and His agenda for our lives.
A. Paul starts by saying:
I have not arrived. He means don’t rest on your laurels. All you have is not all there is to have. Where you are is not all there is to be.
B. Next, he says, PUT THE PAST BEHIND YOU.
Whatever you have achieved or not achieved, please forget them. Let not what you gained or had in the past year become a barrier to what is ahead of you.
Refuse to let the painful past and its memories stifle you efforts to pursue God this year. The pain, the discouragement, the hurts and he betrayals must not be permitted to inform your determination to reach forth to higher heights.
We are also going to put behind us the things that tend to compete with God in our lives. Social media, party spirit, pursuit of unbridled pleasure will not dominate us. Our focus will be on God.
C. Then we PRESS FORWARD!
That is PURSUIT. This is our focus for 2016 and beyond.
WE WILL PURSUE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS
We will pursue God’s Presence, His Power, His Will and His Miracles.
2. OUR DESTINY
In 2016, we are called by God to live purposefully. We determine to locate and follow that path that God has ordained for us to walk in. We refuse to live from crises to crises, but from victory to victory.
We will pursue making great families in our community of churches. We will raise Champion children and bring healing to dysfunctional homes.
Soul winning will be our supreme task. Will all means available and all ways necessary, we will bring hundreds into the saving knowledge of Jesus.
WE DECLARE THAT IN 2016
- There will be Divine Direction for us. The Lord will lead us into great things.
- There will be Fulfillment of Long Delayed Dreams. Those dreams that you thought were dead were not dead. They were waiting for God’s timing.
- There will be serious victories for us. The Lord will fight and win us some incredible battles.
- There will be preferential treatment from God to us. Favor will cause struggles to cease. He will bring things to us.