“Yet if you devote your heart to him
    and stretch out your hands to him,
 if you put away the sin that is in your hand
    and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,
then, free of fault, you will lift up your face;
    you will stand firm and without fear.
You will surely forget your trouble,
    recalling it only as waters gone by.
Life will be brighter than noonday,
    and darkness will become like morning.
You will be secure, because there is hope;
    you will look about you and take your rest in safety.
You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid,
    and many will court your favor.


Job 11:13-19

As we enter this New Year, renew your covenant with God – a covenant of forgiveness, humility, simplicity, obedience, love. This is what we call a new beginning.

Like Job did, we need to come to the realization that life belongs to God. It does not belong to us. If life belonged to us, we could control it. We must live today as if it were our last day on earth. It is then that we will be sensitive to the voice of God in our heart.

God’s Spirit in our heart cries naturally Abba Father! This sense of fatherhood brings a natural basis for prayer because prayer is a relationship that exists between God and His children. Prayer is not yours – it is a relationship that is built. That is why we have to work on getting our heart in tune for prayer. To pray as God wants us to pray is the greatest achievement on earth. The life you live determines what you run your heart with. So, run your heart with the name Jesus – that is effective prayer.

Let God’s Word continue to run in your heart. Let His Word continue to run in your spirit. No matter what happens, no matter what comes, let nothing take you from His covenant. 





“It is our heart that forgets before anything else. That is why we find ourselves slowly drifting away from God as our hearts begin to focus on what we do not have. One of the satanic tactics is to get you to doubt God’s goodness because he knows that each time you say, ‘thank You Jesus’, you are building your relationship with God.”


“Worry interferes with God’s Spirit in our lives and destroys our sense of judgment. The human spirit when free from the burden of worry, fear and sin is sensitive to the Spirit of God. Your heart needs to be at its best for God before you can pray. .”


“Jesus was very clear that the path to greatness lay in serving others by obeying God. Although He was the Son of God, He learned obedience by what He suffered, obedience to His Father’s will. It was in obedience to God that Jesus became a servant of all.”