Fresh Hope – 1st January 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Could this year be any worse than 2020?).

I’m standing with you today and believing that 2021 will be an amazing year ahead.

No matter what the road ahead has in store for us, we all know that there is no magic number, day, or year that will make it a good year —it simply doesn’t have that power or ability to do so. However, what does have the power to do so, is found in your daily routine on each and every day of 2021.


You may ask, ‘what difference does a few minutes make each day?’

Ask your teeth after you’ve brushed them.

Ask your body after you’ve exercised.

Ask your house after you’ve cleaned it.

Ask your kids after your spent time talking with them.

Ask God after a time of prayer.

The answer is huge—a few minutes changes everything when done consistently.

If you were to set your alarm clock just 30 minutes early for just five days out of seven this year, then you would not only get a much better head start on the day, but you would actually gain an additional 125 hours this year. Do you realise that one new habit will give back to you the equivalent of three 40-hour working weeks?! That’s three whole weeks to do something more with your life than ever before.

Even more amazing is this: if you watch TV/social media for just 30 minutes less per day, then you give back to yourself another three whole weeks— that’s six weeks just by adjusting your daily habits at the start of this new year.

I never start a day without spending the first portion of it in prayer with God. The only way I can do that is by getting up before the day does! You’ll be amazed at how that one thing will change your whole outlook this year. You decision has the power to change your future.

Discipline yourself.

Get into focus.

Make every moment count.

Live out your destiny to the full.

Psalm 90v12 ‘Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom’

Pastor Mark

A daily devotion for a better way of living.