This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Joshua 1:8

Life is made up of principles or what scientists call ‘laws’. These are the building blocks of life. When God finished creating the world, He set these principles in motion. There is the law of gravity which states that anything that goes up must surely come down; and many other such laws. In civil living, there are laws which if you break them and you are caught, you will suffer the approved consequences. So is it in the spirit. There are principles. Life is more spiritual than physical. “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18). This means that for everything that manifests in the physical, some principles were either heeded or broken in the spiritual. There are health principles, financial principles, academic principles, relationship principles, and so on.

In our opening scripture, God was telling Joshua how to be successful in his new assignment of leading the Israelites into the Promised Land. There were things Joshua needed to do to make it happen. He was to study the book of the law, meditate on it and then do all the book said. It is the same today. There are things for you to do to get the best of life in this New Year. Every New Year comes with many things, both good and bad. What will come to you depends on what you consciously do.

We have taken time this month to learn about some of these principles, especially giving God your Firstfruit in expectation of harvest. In 2018, I will like you to pay attention to principles and do them so as to have a good life. It is in your hands. In doing this, don’t forget that giving your Firstfruit is a sign to God that you are ready for His blessings in your life this year.
Joshua 1:1-18

Barrenness and bleeding over
My daughter-in-law was childless for 9 years and it was a source of worry to me. I came to church one day and got the oil of gladness. I started praying for her with it. Few weeks later, she called and told me that she had taken in. I was happy. As if the enemy was angry, my son called me few months later and said his wife was bleeding. I used the oil to pray for her again and the bleeding stopped. Praise God.
– Mrs. Beatrice

[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. Father I receive grace to do whatever I need to do to enjoy the fullness of the blessings you have prepared for me in Jesus name.
2. Nothing will stop me from making progress this year in Jesus name.
3. Every self inflicted limitation is lifted now in Jesus name!
4. My life goes upward and forward this year in Jesus name.
5. I receive completion and perfection in every area of my life in Jesus name.


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