To consolidate is to make something physically stronger or more stable and firmly established. When we consolidate our progress, we take intentional steps to solidify the growth we have experienced. This is a critical step towards achieving long-term success and fulfillment.
Our opening text today stresses the importance of pressing on to maturity, and not remaining stagnant in faith, establishing that beyond maintaining status quo, every believer ought to continually strive to grow in their understanding of God and deepen their faith in Him.
Just as a farmer must diligently tend to his crops after planting the seeds, you too ought to consolidate on progress made in your spiritual life by seeking to sustain and build upon the victories already attained. This involves reinforcing the spiritual disciplines that contributed to your growth e.g. spending time in prayer and in the Word, serving in your local church, walking in obedience in your daily life, etc. By remaining steadfast in these disciplines, you create a stronger foundation for further growth.
Also, in other areas of your life, beware of complacency or a sense of self-sufficiency that may hinder your progress. Whether it is in your business, career, relationships, or personal development, take deliberate steps to solidify the gains you have made to ensure that you do not remain stagnant or fall below a previously established level of productivity.
Remember that the path of the just is as a shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day (Prov. 4:18). So, your daily discipline to build upon your progress is in line with God’s will for you, and His Spirit is on standby to help you in this process. Why not ask for His help right now!
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🙏 DAILY PRAYER GUIDE
Holy Spirit of the Living God, I can do nothing without you! Help me today to build upon every foundation you have already laid in my life, that my progress and profiting may appear to all, in Jesus Name
🏞️ PRAYER FOR A NATION – NEW ZEALAND
Almost half of New Zealanders stated they had no religion in the 2018 census and 6.7%made no declaration. Though Christianity remains the most common religion, the number of people affiliated with Christianity has declined since the 1990s, and Sikhism is the fastest-growing faith.
1. Prayer for the nation: Father in the name of Jesus, we pray for more laborers to arise from amongst the churches in New Zealand, who will spearhead a revival in the nation, in Jesus Name.
2. Prayer for the leaders: Father in the name of Jesus, we ask that You will grant the leaders of New Zealand the grace to face unique challenges regarding political unrest, financial crises, law enforcement, racial division etc., in the nation.
🕍 PRAYER FOR ISRAEL – (
Father in the name of Jesus, show your mercy and favour in this set time to Israel. Let your mercy not depart from Israel, in Jesus name.
💒 PRAYER FOR UNITY IN THE CHURCH
Father in the name of Jesus, we bind every spirit from hell seeking to infest the body of Christ with hate, pride, arrogance, and factions. Let your spirit of grace, unity, and love fill the church, in Jesus name.
☄️ PRAYER FOR SOULS / REVIVAL
Father in the name of Jesus, we ask that you would grant unto the unsaved souls in our city, divinely orchestrated encounters and appearances with the person of angels the Lord Jesus Christ, that will lead to genuine conversions in the name of Jesus.
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