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Everyone wants a better year
than they had
How can we do that?
I'm going to show you...
Stir these ingredients
to make a GREAT YEAR!
1. Get a Vision.
2. Find out how to handle your "I can't" moments.
3. Add Encouragement
4. Keep God First!
Get a Vision
Answering these questions:
What do you want more of - and what do you want less of?
What do you want to improve in your life?
I want more time for my family.
I want less stress in my home.
I want to improve my finances.
I want more motivation to go back to school.
I want more motivation to exercise.
I want more motivational POWER!
Take those answers
and ask God
to give you some steps to start your journey.
Keep in mind:
We are all unique.
I urge you to get to know yourself better.
What specific things motivate you?
What specific things encourage you?
Later down the page,
we will give you some ways
to motivate and encourage yourself!
This next step
helps you deal with
"I can't " moments
are sure to come.
"I can't" moments
you have -
When you feel like saying I can't, say...
I can't right now, but I can learn!
I can learn new information.
I can learn new self-control to attain my goals.
I can learn to receive new motivation from God.
I can learn to yield more easily to God.
I can renew my mind and gain strength by reading the Bible.
So when you feel like saying "I can't"
put on the
Belt of Truth
and realize that
God CAN HELP YOU!
When I feel like saying I can't, I can say...
I can do all things through Christ
The old me often said
I can't -
I am now saying:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
We all need strengthening from God.
We all need to read our Bible
and allow the verses
to transform our thinking and our living!
We all need to speak
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
I will seek the Lord and his strength.
I will seek his presence continually!
Exodus 15:2a The Lord is my strength and my defense.
2 Timothy 4:17a The Lord stood at my side and gave me strength.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Isaiah 41:10 God says: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
We all need to read
the Armor of God!
Right now I put on each piece of God's armor.
And right now,
I declare that the enemy forces (Ephesians 6:12) that have
come to hinder me are powerless over me this day.
blocked, bound, bewildered, baffled, bombarded, and beaten
by the power of Jesus Christ.
They are confused,
confounded, and conquered by the power of Jesus Christ.
They are overwhelmed, overturned, and overthrown - And
they are frustrated, frazzled, failures
Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior has
Conquered our enemies and put them under his feet.
Praise the name of JESUS!
About 90% of the people on earth
in order to accomplish worthy goals.
Encouragement from friends and loved ones
not always available.
Think about the Bible character
he became King of Israel.
to learn to -
Encourage himself in the Lord.
David encouraged himself in the Lord.
1 Samuel 30:6 KJV says:
And David was greatly distressed;
for the people spake of stoning him,
because the soul of all the people
every man for his sons and for his daughters:
David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.
David learned how to encourage himself in the Lord.
That is important for us to learn.
One way to get a
Burst of Encouragement
is to check out our series called
Here is a
God is the most important thing in our life
- but -
it is easy
to get busy and
to make sure that
a close relationship
is our main priority!
New Year Prayer
I want to become a more faithful follower.
for drawing me toward you this day.
for reminding me of truth that I know
for guiding me to truth I don’t know.
Thank you for stirring me to
make a commitment
to make all my daily decisions
based on your truth.
I will read your Word.
I will listen for your voice.
In Jesus' name I pray,
Copyright © 2016 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com
2018 New Year Prayer
I want to be right with you.
I want that more than I want anything else.
Keep me close to you, Lord.
If I get drowsy in my Christian walk, Please WAKE Me UP!
Each day I will listen for your voice.
In love and devotion I pray,
Copyright © 2017 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com
Will you spend 2018 being...
Apathetic about Jesus or Amazingly on Fire for Jesus?
Bored with God or Bold for Christ?
Content in sin or Constantly Hungry for more of God?
Determined to be Popular & Accepted or Determined to Please God?
Empty Spiritually or Enthusiastic for Jesus?
Following Pleasure or Following Jesus?
Focused on Selfishness or Focused on Serving God?
Going after stuff or Going after Jesus?
Hiding from God's truth or Hiding Scripture in your heart?
Inspired by entertainment stars or Inspired by the one who made the heavenly STARS?
Joyful in sin or Joyful in sharing Jesus with others?
Keenly interested in ways to stay away from God or Keenly interested in ways to get close to God?
Lukewarm about living for Jesus or Lively & Excited about living for Jesus?
Moving toward an easy, self - directed life or Moving toward a holy life?
Needy for what the world has to offer or Needy for what only God can give?
Open to temptation or Open to the leading of the Holy Spirit?
Putting yourself first or Putting God first?
Quick to sin or Quick to Obey to the Voice of God?
Running from God or Running toward God?
Seeking to hide from God or Seeking to lay your sins bare before God?
Thrilled by what the world has to offer or Thrilled by what Jesus has to offer?
Under the grip of sin and addiction or Under the command of God?
Very influenced by entertainment & worldly friends or Very influenced by Bible verses?
Walking with the devil or walking with God?
X-pert at proving that you are justified
in your life choices
X-pert at kneeling before God and
smashing your pride?
We can always "prove" we are right,
but is the Lord convinced?
Proverbs 16:2 TLB
Yielded to sin or Yielded to God?
filled for getting what you want or
Zeal - filled for following Hard after God's will?
Copyright © 2017 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com
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