A New Year’s resolution is something that “goes in one year and out the other.” That’s a joke (I hope you liked it).
As easily as resolutions can be broken, they reflect what’s wonderful about this time of year. The 12 months ahead of us are filled with nothing but possibility, and the
resolutions we make reflect our willingness to dream again. To hope again.
If you’re hesitant to get your hopes up after the year we had in 2020, let me assure you — we have good reason to hope again. Despite all the obstacles the last year threw our way, we saw the gospel continue to go forth in the nations. And it went forth like never before! Lives were transformed in 2020. And that gives us great hope for 2021.
So, whether or not you plan to make a New Year’s resolution, I ask you to prayerfully consider this suggestion: Let’s resolve to multiply.
Since we launched the Oikos Initiative*, we have assigned a prophetic watchword to each new year. Our word for 2021 is “multiply.” As we look to the months ahead, we’re praying for the Lord to multiply intercessors, to multiply laborers, to multiply new believers. We’re asking the Lord to multiply the harvest.
We serve a God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). His promises are “yes and amen!” And he doesn’t shrink
from bold requests from his people — he’s overjoyed by them. So, when we bring our requests to God, filled with thanksgiving, we can come filled with confidence. He can do it.
What would you like the Lord to do through you in 2021? No matter who you are or where you live, you have the power to spread the gospel all over the world. Your prayers make a difference you cannot imagine. Let’s get excited about the possibilities!