Happy New Year, brothers and sisters. Out with the old, in with the new. Can’t wait to see what the Lord will do in each of our lives and look forward to hearing about it, from each of you.

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God wants you to speak to him, with a heart that seeks him, and wants to know him more. He does not want some ritualist repitition. He also wants you to know him. The Bible tells us all that we need to know about him. Meditate on his word and tell him what’s on your heart and the Holy Spirit will guide and teach you.

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The Gospel is truly liberating. In recognizing our sin, and Jesus taking that sin in our place, we have been pardoned by God. He never see our sin again. We are truly set free to serve him, and never have to worry, because even, in our failures, he is there beside us. Thank you Jesus.

and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
John 8:32 NASB
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One day at a time. This is hard for me, because I am always planning ahead. When things don’t go right, I get frustrated. Its OK to plan, but I need to remember, that each day, God reserves the right to change HIS plan (Important to remember, who’s plan it is). Also, thinking that each day is fully surrendering to God and the direction he needs us to take. Hope your direction is straight and true, in the path, that Jesus, would want you to walk. If it is, then there should be no worries. Have a blessed day.

“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34 NASB
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Lord, may our hearts humbly bow before you, in persistent prayer. May we be alert, to the needs of others, so we might lift them up. Reveal yourself to us, through answered prayer, even though it may not be, what we wanted the outcome to be. May we always remember, that you care about us and love hearing our petitions.

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;
COLOSSIANS 4:2 NASB
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Nourish your soul, today, meditate and delight, on God’s Word. You will not be disappointed. May we be filled with his spirit, today, that we may shine a light, on the Living God, who walks with us daily.

When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.
Psalms 94:19 NASB
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Are you satisfied at what you are pursuing to find fulfillment  in your life?


Delight yourself in the Lord ; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalms 37:4 NASB

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The things of this world are temporal,  but the things of the LORD are eternal.   We find joy when we accept and pursue and shower ourselves in God’s promises.

  • We are forgiven, 
  • We are called sons and daughters, 
  • We are loved perfectly, 
  • We have a perfect father, 
  • We are perfect through Jesus work on the cross and his resurrection, 
  • We have a helper who guides and directs us
  • We have God’s word that always gives us wisdom to walk fearlessly  in a lost and decaying world.  
  • We also have a home that is being prepared  for us to spend all of eternity, in a place where there will be no sorrow.

Can I get an Amen?

Are you being afflicted in your life right now, that is beyond your control?  Take courage, since the Apostle Paul understood this well.  Listen to his words that are from God, and meditate on them.   


And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 NASB

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Where is Your Hope Placed?


Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
Psalms 42:11 NASB

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Gut check time.  Look at what you are focused on and where you are placing your hope.  Is it time to refocus.

Practice makes perfect, discipline builds character, and focus keeps your priorities straight.

Read Hebrews 12.  As an old baseball player, I always call this keeping your eye on the ball.

May the Lord richly help you today, in your tests and trials.

 

Love conquers a multitude of sins.

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:1‭-‬3 NASB

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