- Your Priorities - In a world where we are conditioned to multitasking and constantly be on the go it can become difficult to place things on hold and put God first. In a position of authority, there had to be so many things on King Asa’s plate but no matter what, he placed God first. It is imperative that you seek God first throughout your chase in 2018 and everything else will be given to you (Matthew 6:33 NIV). Make sure your time spent with God takes precedence over everything else in your life. Make your prayers a priority, make reading the word a priority, and make reflecting on the word a priority.
- Your Focus - It is so easy to let the things of this world sway our mind or thought pattern but this year we must strive to set our minds on things above, not on earthly things (Colossians 3:2 NIV). Instead of investing so much time appeasing our flesh through: social media, television, pampering ourselves, or relationships, we are going to have to take a stance in the way King Asa did to condition ourselves to focus, and know how to remove all distractions when chasing after God.
A song that truly moves my spirit by Tye Tribbett is called Chasing After You. It’s an older song but it’s a good one to help put things in perspective of what chainsing after God truly looks like, so take a moment to listen to the youtube video below before going into the prayer.
We are wowed by your faithfulness and give glory to your holy name. Thank you for blessing us with another year, another day, another breath. You brought us through 2017 and for that we give you glory! For everything that is going to happen in 2018, we trust you and we give you glory in advance. We thank you in for victory in 2018, thank you for growth and every lesson that will be learned. Thank you for the hard times and thank you for the good times. Thank you in advance for all of the things that we will forget to thank you for throughout the year. As we kick off this new year we pray that you place a desire in our hearts to chase after you and you alone God. Make us desperate to remain in your presence and be where you are. Teach us how and when to seek your face daily while filling us with contentment and complete satisfaction in your presence. Take us from glory to glory this year. Fill us up in an unimaginable way and anoint us like never before. Let our priorities and focus remain in tact and let nothing knock us off of our square. Cover us, protect us, and keep us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.