Genesis 1:31 – Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

What does Father God look like? He looks like goodness! His fingerprint is all around. You see His hand in creation and His heart in redemption. When you look for His face, just look in the mirror. Your spirit was made in His image and it is good!

Declaration: I will carry the name of Christ well today. I will not forsake Him or His call on my life. He is good and I will exalt Him today in word and deed. 

For the Days Are Evil

I don’t want to be overcome. I don’t want to be devastated. I want to be an overcomer this year and so should you. That means we’re actually grabbing ahold of redemption and bringing it into the timeframe we’re actually living in, why?

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. – Ephesians 5:15-16

This verse is talking about our own timelines. It’s saying we need to be able to bring redemption into every single timeframe because the days we are living in are extremely dangerous.

Because the days are dangerous, you’re gonna need next-level dangerous faith. You can’t have wimpy old church faith anymore. If that’s all you’ve got, you ain’t gonna make it. Folk are dying. I’m talking about dying – and I’m not just talking about COVID or vaccines; I’m talking about people are giving up hope all over the world and just dying of strange things.

What is that all about? Well, if you’re living in any form of hopelessness whatsoever, my friend, you are living under the influence of a lie, and that lie will kill you. It will kill your finances, friendships, or future. It will bury hopes and dreams. Say this out loud: I will know the Truth and the Truth will set me free in 2023.

We are truly living in a day of heightened evil. We need to bring redemption into every single part of our timeframe here at the beginning of this new year as we’re looking at a linear timeline of the next 12 months. You and I need to say, “King Jesus, I want the next 12 months of my life to look like it’s redeemed.”

I don’t know about you, but I want my life to look more like heaven than it looks like hell. I want to see redemption take place in my life and the lives of those I touch. I don’t want to be shamed this year. I want to live an honorable life. I don’t want to be barren. I want to be fruitful this year, amen.

How do you and I do that? Walk circumspectly and not as fools. It’s time for foolish and childish attitudes and behaviors to die. We have to bury immaturity, laziness and self-centered thinking six feet deep and we have to do it right now. That’s what needs to die. When it does, we will truly live.