Many years ago, I learned that it was futile to set resolutions for the new year. I would always start my new year with a new diet and exercise plan, but two weeks into the new year you would find me sitting on the couch crying into my chocolate cake! Resolutions have never worked for me. Kudos to you if you can stick to yours.

One of the greatest revelations I have discovered is that I have access to a power greater than my self-effort. I learned that I don’t have to lean on my own ability to produce the abundant life of grace and peace that I long to experience. Everything I could ever desire in this life can be attained by one simple Word from God.

God’s Word creates the impossible.

For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.
Luke 1:37 AMPC

God’s Word always produces the desired outcome.

So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:11 AMPC

God’s Word can not be stopped.

Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
Jeremiah 1:12 AMPC

So I changed my strategy. Every year I swap my resolution for a Word from God. I take my journal and I sit in the presence of the Lord, expecting that He will give me a specific Word straight from His heart for the new year. I put that Word where I can see it. I read it. I think about it. I let it get into my heart until I am able to believe it.

Dear friend, what is your Word for 2021? Can I encourage you to quiet your heart and allow the Lord to give you fresh vision and hope. He has great plans for you. You were created for a purpose. One that is uniquely yours to fulfill. God hasn’t changed His mind about you, since the day He wove you together in your mother’s womb. He has placed you in this world for such a time as this. He wants to show you who you truly are and partner with you in the plans He designed for you, even before you were born.

Ask for your Word, He will gladly give it to you.

Make this your declaration:

God has great plans for me in 2021. I trust in His unfailing, powerful, creative Word. I believe that He will watch over His Word to perform it in my life.


Heavenly Father, thank you for your faithfulness. Thank you for giving us your Word. Thank you that you always make good on your promises. You watch over every Word to perform it. We know that we can put my trust in Your Word, for it never fails. It always accomplishes the goal it was intended for. Thank you that Your plans our lives are good. We are expecting wonderful things this year. We love you, Father. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Heart Print:

Today, I hear the Father say: “Awesome Child, it’s time to rise and shine. My glory light is shining on you and from within you. There is no darkness that can overcome you, for my Word is alive and active in you. Allow every promise I have made to you, to germinate and take root in the soil of your heart. It will produce a harvest for you that you will not be able to contain. A harvest so huge, it will feed every hungry heart you meet. For I have come for the hungry and thirsty. I have come that you may have life. Abundantly.” ❤

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