#Finish Strong

God has brought you through 2020 – your set up year – to get you ready for your next level assignment in 2021 and beyond. As you go through December, it is important to be focused and intentional because God is using these last weeks of 2020 to prepare you for GREATER! We have provided a simple schedule to keep you on track and help you FINISH STRONG!

December 2020 – Preparing for Greater – #FinishStrong

1. Finish Strong Morning Prayer (Every Day)

Prayer changes things! As we prepare for what God is about to do in 2021, we need to stay at the feet of Jesus in prayer. God will transform your life and make you ready for your assignment but it is going to take daily meditation and devotion to Him.

“…The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much.” James 5:16

HOW TO PRAY

Overall, look at God as your Father. Talk to Him and just share your heart. Here is a pattern you can follow to help you as you pray. It’s easy to remember – the acronym is P-R-A-Y!

1. P – PRAISE
Start your time of prayer with praise – we praise God for who He is and for what He has done!

2. R – REPENT
Repent of sins you have committed and of God’s commands you have neglected!

3. A – ASK
Ask for the needs of others – and ask for your needs.

4. Y – YIELD
Yield your will to God’s Will. Yield your agenda to God’s agenda for you.

5. After prayer, believe and trust God…and walk in your victory!

2. Finish Strong Daily Scripture (Every Day)

Direction from the Word of God is vital for success. Reading and meditating on the scriptures daily will give encouragement and revelation concerning who you are to be and how you are to operate in 2021. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17)! We have provided daily scriptures to help you FINISH STRONG!

“Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.  Philippians 4:13
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.  1 Corinthians 9:24
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 3:13-14
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.  Romans 1:16-17
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  Galatians 6:8-9
 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us… 2 Timothy 2:11-12
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Philippians 2:3-5
Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  2 Corinthians 5:9-10
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Romans 6:16-17
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Luke 22:31-32
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.  Matthew 5:6
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:  For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.  Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:  So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:1-4
Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.  Psalm 37:3-5
Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.  2 Chronicles 15:7
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us…  Hebrews 12:1
Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.  Proverbs 3:9-10
Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.  While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.  Psalms 146:1-2
For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.  Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.  Psalms 84:11-12
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Ephesians 6:10
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.  James 1:5-6
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.  Philippians 1:6
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.  1 Peter 5:10
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.  John 4:23-24
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.  Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.  For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.  Psalm 37:7-9
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  2 Corinthians 5:17
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.  Philippians 2:12-13
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Philippians 4:8
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.  Isaiah 43:19

3. Attend all Services in December to “Finish Strong”

Every service in December will bring something to your life for 2021! It is essential not to miss the “Rhema” (an experience tailored to your situation) that God will be providing through worship, virtual fellowship and the Word of God!

4. Eat Healthier

Your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. These nutrients, along with drinking water, will prepare you to be the greater version of yourself for 2021.

5. Exercise

Keep it moving! Running, walking or some form of vigorous movement is important for your mind, body, soul and spirit. Let’s Finish Strong!