As the year 2012 come to a close and the start of 2013 nears, graciously give thanks to God for his grace and mercy. You’re still here.
Your being here is a testament that he brought you through, whatever it is you may have gone through. God kept you. For some it may not have been much. For others, it may have been the most challenging, difficult times of their lives. But you made it. God is good all the time.
Regardless who we are, God gave us another chance to recompense. Through the gift of life he sent. Everyday we rise is an opportunity to get it right. God gives us chances to live a righteous life.
We must not fall prey to what seem obvious, but reflect on what is for certain; God is Sovereign. His resolve: To do what he promised. He is in control . God has unlimited power. He will make your life whole.
Isaiah 46:9-10 “I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.”
Put God first. Let this be your resolve. Let the new year be a declaration of your commitment and service to God. May it deepen with every encounter and act as a catalyst for change. As you touch lives across the nation. Let God reign.
May your gift be used to serve and in devotion to others. Share love for your sisters and brothers. Let God use you as the instrument. In your service, make a difference.
Be strong in your conviction no matter what people may do. God’s Divine Providence will carry you through. Rest assured when God declares it is so, it will be. His word never fail. What will be, will be.
This is the truth; God is who he says and will do what he promised he would do. Be faithful to him as he is always faithful to you.
Life is but a vapor. We are here for only a little while. Let the work we do for God show in every area of our lives. For, until the time comes when the mist dissipates, let your living not be in vain while you wait. Honor God in all you do. This is my prayer for you.
May you all have a safe and wonderful New Year and may the Spirit of the Lord be with you. ~JD
2 Peter 1:3-4 “3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”