In a relay, the athlete who is to receive the baton neither stops nor goes backward to receive it. Instead, he keeps moving forward steadily until the baton is within his grip. Then, he accelerates. Much in the same manner, regardless of what is behind you, it is imperative that you keep moving forward and never backward.
The reason some persons never achieve their goals is because they keep considering their mistakes or errors of the past. Some others bask in the glory of the past, so much that they have lost the drive for greater things. They have become what I call ‘local champions’.
No matter how beautiful or otherwise the past might have been, the future will always be brighter; such is the hope we have in Christ Jesus (Col 1:27). While it is important to learn from the past, we ought to keep our gaze on the future. As long as the center of your thoughts is the past and not the future, you may not make meaningful progress.
Therefore, consider what in your past has stolen your drive to push forward. Now, is the time to divorce such. Your past is past; it is time to look ahead and pursue the glorious future God has for you this year. The Holy Spirit is with you to help you.
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🙌🏾 PERSONAL PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Dear Father, thank you for the grace to look away from my past. I receive grace to push forward in Jesus name.
PRAYER FOR A NATION – MAYOTTE.
Mayotte has only about 2% of its population as Christians, majority are Muslims (97% Muslims). While 73% are unreached with the Gospel of Christ.
1. Prayer for the nation: We are praying that the door of the Gospel will be opened in the nation Mayotte.
2. Prayer for the leaders: Oh Lord, we pray for the leaders of Mayotte, that you will grant them increased grace to function according to your will in Jesus name.
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Father, I ask today that there will be peace in Jerusalem and that your purposes be established in that city. Amen.
💒 PRAYER FOR UNITY IN THE CHURCH
Thank you Lord for the spirit of unity amongst church leaders, pastors, and members in Jesus name.
☄️ PRAYER FOR SOULS / REVIVAL
Father in the Name of Jesus, we cry out for a passion for souls to burn in our hearts in the Name of Jesus.
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