God's modern day movement is historic. Your salvation is historic. Your call to be a disciple is historic. What you do will create history!
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
1. Restore Our Reliance On God's Word
Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.
* Decide what will be the plan of action in your Bible study. Have somebody who will hold you accountable.
* Distribute it through the whole year - with a plan everyday. Write down what you have learned in a scrap book.
* Teach it to make it your conviction
2. Restore Our Walk With God
24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.
25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.
26 Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob replied, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
27 The man asked him, "What is your name?" "Jacob," he answered.
28 Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome."
Notice, how God dealt with Jacob! This is how God makes an Israel out of Jacob. This is how God makes a prince out of a con man. This is how God takes us as we are and makes us what we should be. Are you ready for this? This is a struggle until the breaking of day in your life.
3. Restore Our Love For The Lost
Souls baptized have stories to say and every story has a man/woman of God who made the difference. This year new pages can be written, new stories can be told, new dreams can be built if only we realize that God wants you as His instrument. Let us plan to be a fruitful vine for our God!
Together let us set out our life, to do what has never been done before in our lives. In the guts of our soul, we are all alike, fearing the same fears and desiring the same desires. None of us is an exception yet each of us can make a difference. That's the truth! It is a struggle until day break - but the day break will come!