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2016 - New Possibilities

We praise God for His faithfulness through the past years, and for the new gift; year 2016.

1 Samuel 17

A bit about the story:
Verse 2 speaks of an army (God's people) ready for battle, probably with an expectation of victory.
Verse 4 flips the expectation of God's people, from that of probable-victory to definite-defeat, as they could not produce a match for Goliath, well, not until David showed up in verse 40 to change the course.

Here's something:
When God wants to accomplish a task, He creates His will (as a desire or revelation) in a vessel [Psalm 37:4], 1 Sam.17:32,36. Most of the times God will not push. When He fills us, He then waits on us to act, and once we act, He creates (or begins) the testimony. And that is Him using us. [Deut.2:24, Mt.10:19-20]

Once God creates His will in us, if we trust him, he'll use what we have, just as we are; could be a boy with a stone and a sling, or a boy with 5 loaves and 2 fishes, or a man with an ox goad, or a priest with a staff, anything...anything, what a mighty God. [Mk.10:27]
God did not use a prepared army, may be they had gotten accustomed to such victories. God chose a surrendered vessel to defeat an army - new possibilities.

The message for 2016:
If we will trust God (faith), and use what we have (action), in response to a desire He creates in us, God will bless it with new possibilities.

O Lord help us in 2016, to trust you with our visions and dreams, and actively honour you with what we have. We also ask for divine protection, divine provision, divine sustenance and the wings of the Spirit for intimate fellowship and discernment this year, in Jesus name.

God bless you exceedingly and Happy New Year :)

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