A CALL TO A LIFE OF COMPLETE YIELDEDNESS

Jan 3, 2023

Our seeking, praying, surrendering, and calling on the Lord must bring us to a place in Him where we are more yielded to Him than ever before.

Galatians 5:16-18 “Let me emphasize this: As you yield to the dynamic life and power of the Holy Spirit, you will abandon the cravings of your self-life…”

You can never lead a man who has not yielded his will to you. So the only way you can win in this Kingdom is by living a life of total yieldedness and surrender to the Holy Spirit.

In this year of 2023, as we journey with God, it is the cry of my heart that the Holy Spirit will help each one of us to walk a life of total surrender to God like never before.

Joshua 3:4( NIV) “Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. But keep a distance of about two thousand cubits between you and the ark; do not go near it.”

The Lord told Joshua, since he had never been on that way before, to follow His presence and let it go before them. This should be our lifestyle this year.

Exodus 13:21 “And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.”

Moses was in the wilderness for forty years and chances are that he was very conversant with the paths and the routes in the wilderness. But above all the knowledge he had attained, he surrendered all to God who led them by a pillar of fire by night, and pillar of cloud by day.

Every time they moved, it was because the cloud moved and every time they settled, it was because the cloud settled. They followed God and that is why for forty years no man lacked, God defended and preserved them.

That is what divine guidance will do to your life. So as you yield yourself to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, He will take you to certain places, and wherever He leads, it is enough for you and me.

Luke 4:1 “Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,”

If we can follow the same example that the Holy Spirit leads us in every area of our life, business, career, relationship, etc., we are guaranteed of success and victory even when His path seems difficult. This is because the Holy Spirit has never led anyone to a place of failure as He knows no failure.

 John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”

God doesn’t drive the sheep but expects the sheep to follow Him. If you can see where He is walking and you follow, 2023 will stand in your life more than all the other years.

He is committed to us in making sure we fulfill destiny but we cannot do that in our own way, it has got to be His way because Partnership with God is the key to manifesting destiny.

Remember, your fasting makes more meaning when you engage it with prayers. It doesn’t change God, it works on us and increases our capacity so that the Holy Spirit can find full expression through our lives.

I pray your eyes will see and ears hear what Lord has for you this year.

Happy new year

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.