He asked me to specifically "focus on our family members" this year... in prayer, encouragement, edification, and speaking the Word Of God over them. This will be a tremendous year of breakthrough and manifested victories for us as a family, and it can be for you as well! How do you and I hear from God? God is never separated from His Word, Jesus said in (John 15:7 NLT) "But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted"! Let's be honest... many of us march to the beat of our own drum sort of speak, that will only take us so far with the limited knowledge we have on any given subject. Therefore we need a leader who has exercised their knowledge and abilities in that certain area we need help or advancement. Hence.... we would have to follow their expertise in order to get to the place we need to be.
Once we have made the decision to follow, only then are we capable of leading others. Jesus is our greatest example of superb leadership, and He has also strategically placed certain people in our lives to help us along the way. I encourage you to read (1st Kings 3:3-14), this is a great account of King Solomon's life and request of God. He "loved" and "followed" God so much that it got God's attention, it pleased and prompted God to ask Solomon "what He could do for him"? Solomon could have asked for anything... but he ask God for "His Wisdom". I know that I'm going to do my best to continue to do as He has asked of me this year, I am GUARANTEED that I will see great results where my family is concerned.