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CROSSING OVER, LANDING WELL, PLANNING WELL.

THURSDAY 06 JANUARY 2022


Crossing over into a new year is not a sensation we've never had before or just a year "changeover" event. It is a slight shift in life -progressive event that directs our attention to the concept of new planning and preparation for great things to come.



Reference: Matthew 14:34 New International Version (NIV) "When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret."




Jesus and His disciples entered a boat, after walking on water with Peter. Then they crossed over to a place called, "Gennesaret". And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. Then People brought all their sick to Him and begged Him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed. In other words, the miraculous began to take place beyond their expectations.


How do you see yourself in this new year? Are you aware that you've crossed over into a new dimension of possibilities and realities? Although it calls for serious preparations and planning, it starts with upgrading your perspective in relation to yourself, your goals, your purpose and your destination. Apart from higher perspective, there is no way to know for sure that you'll move forward ever and make significant progress if you fail to plan. Nobody plans to fail, but failing to plan for greater things ahead of you could possibly guarantee one thing I do know - moving down dimensionally, which would be an extremely bad result and idea.


The Bible says, "But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day"(Proverbs 4:18 ESV). That means, as the righteous, you are in for higher accomplishments and greater strides than before, and for this reason, you should plan to make a giant leap forward in standards. But first, you must define who you are again, where you are coming from; where you are now and the great outcomes you are headed toward.


The Word of God encourages us to make our plans with purpose, through the help of the Holy Spirit. In fact, Luke 14:28 says, "But don't begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?" (NLT). Adequate planning is quite significant in any decision-making. In other words, we must consider what it takes to achieve that desire or accomplishment. As we do so, we must commit those plans to God and then speak the present and the future we desire to see - with our words.


The Bible says, "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans" (Proverbs 16:3 NIV). As you remain diligent in prayer and planning, you will not make hasty decisions (see Proverbs 21:5), rather through the wisdom of prayer, you will sustain the intelligence to make smart decisions and to function with the right plans that will amplify your purpose and help you actualise your goals. In all your preparation and planning, always remember that God has got your back. This truth is essential to ordering your steps so that you'll never be anxious about anything. Philippians 4:6 says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" (NIV).


Beloved, having crossed over and landed well, you'll advance continually and make good progress, thereby increasing in brightness and intensity as your plan advances and yields notable outcomes. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalm 20:4; Proverbs19:21; Isaiah 32:8.

Guided Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am beyond grateful for crossing over and landing well because of your grace greatly multiplied in my life. This is one thing that I am glad about: You've shown me the importance of preparing and planning ahead of great things and have positioned the right people in my pathway to help me fulfil my purpose and glorious destiny in Christ. I have the precious Holy Spirit as the propeller for my continual progress, and I'm firm and assured in carrying out my plans for tremendous results and significant outcomes in Jesus' Name, Amen.


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