Are you looking forward to your best year ever in 2023? God wants to do some amazing things in your life, to bring out God opportunities, God moments, and God miracles. He wants to give you the desires of your heart as you delight in Him. If you will take time to invest and delight and dwell in God, He will ignite the desires of your heart, and you will abound in His grace and goodness.
I want you to know that there’s never been a “Do Not Disturb” sign on God’s door. He doesn’t have office hours, and He’s not keeping His door locked until we somehow measure up and He is willing to talk to us. God’s arms are always open wide to us, and the sign on His door always says “Enter.” What better way to enter the new year than, as the psalmist says, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name” (Psalm 100:4). Start today by saying, “God, I love You, and I’m entering Your gates with thanksgiving and Your courts with praise. I declare by faith that You are still on the throne, and I am coming boldly to Your throne of grace to receive Your mercy and grace to help me in this new year. Amen!”
When you speak out words of faith like these, you’re putting your faith into action. You’re saying to yourself, to your circumstances, and to your feelings that nothing can rule your heart but God’s Word. That’s why it’s so important that we finish this old year and start this new year with powerful declarations of faith. Your words of faith will put you on your feet because of what it does to your spirit. Adapting God’s Word into our lives is what makes our spirit strong.
God loves you with an everlasting love. He gave His very best for you in Jesus. He gave His life as a ransom for you. Today, God sees you in Christ Jesus, His beloved. And if “you are in Christ, you are a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). You are standing on the threshold of a new beginning, with the old behind you. Keep words of faith coming out of your mouth. Declare, “This year is going to be my year, and nothing is going to limit me. Nothing is going to stop me, because I’m going to let it be known that I am a child of the Most High God.” As you keep declaring your faith, I believe you’ll see miracles happen in 2023 that you never imagined.