15 February 2020


By John Ollis

I don’t know about you, but until I breathe my last breath I want to be busy, fruitful and spiritually successful. I echo the words of King David in Psalm 108:13 NLT With God’s help we will do mighty things, for we will trample down our foes.
David recognised he had enemies and opposition, and we sure have enemies and opposition as we seek to build the Kingdom of God, and hinder our walk with the Lord.
I love Daniel 11:32 NKJV the people that do KNOW their God shall be STRONG,  and carry out GREAT EXPLOITS.
I have highlighted three key words in this.
If I want to do anything for the Lord, I must recognise that “without Him I can do nothing” and the Christian life is all about developing and deepening a growing intimate relationship with the Lord.
Oh how we have to learn that we have no strength of our own, it all comes from God, so the deeper the intimacy, deeper the relationship, the more the strength you need will flow to you and through you from our God.
My Oxford Dictionary describes  exploits as BRILLIANT ACHIEVEMENTS, not overnight wonders, that don’t last, but Kingdom Building, that will last for eternity, things that have the GOD STAMP on them, He did it through you, and He gets “all the glory amen.
When you know the Lord, there are no “ifs”, “buts”, “perhaps” , listen to Jesus in Mark 9:23 NLT “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
So early in 2020, let us make a decision

  •  To know the Lord in a deeper way this year
  •   To be strong, drawing on the Lord, to be a successful fruitful servant of the Lord.
  •   To perform “Brilliant achievements” in the Kingdom of God  for His glory.

Be encouraged, 2020 is going to be a great, successful, fruitful year.