Monday, January 15, 2018
Hello my Friends and welcome to the New Year! Yesterday is in the past, it’s gone and today is our holy Gift! What will we do with our Gift?
THANK YOU to all of you who visit me here each week and may we all say good-by to 2017 and hello to the New Year! I’m so excited for an opportunity to get started on some new projects as well as finish up on some which are still in the works. How about you?
We’re all blessed in such ways we can’t even imagine it sometimes. We take so much for granted too! We all do it. We want this, that and something else, right? Plus, we want it when we want it – NOW (end of sermon).
I had planned out 2017 so cleverly. When all didn’t materialize the way I had envisioned and planned, why, I was a little bummed. In His infinite wisdom though, God just let me sit and stew in myself for a while. He did just that because He is a good Father and I listened because I love Him and trust Him and I knew He was right. He’s always right – He doesn’t make mistakes.
2017 is now in the past, however, I’m taking some valuable lessons from it into the new year. Being honest with ourselves in all we do is a wise thing…goals are great, however, God is greater. When we make our plans for the future He is gifting us with, it’s also a wise thing to keep Him in the loop, for without Him, we have no future. Oh, and when something doesn’t work out in my New Year plan, the first thing I intend to do is ask me what happened. Did I stray off course, did I exclude Him, how can I be better this year?
My prayer for us all today is that we will live in the present and not plan too far in advance…the “future” does not belong to us, not really. If we put our faith in God while we’re planning and live one day at a time, not carelessly, obviously, but trusting in God to guide us, our lives will be so much more enriched and rewarding!
The past is gone, we are to learn by its’ lessons. The future is not here but today is the gift of all gifts. It’s the day we can be worthy of, by living it as if it’s our last. If we knew we were living our last day, how would we live it?
We’re all loved by God and nothing can ever take that away from us! WE are so blessed. Amen!
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” – Matthew 6:34 (MSG)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!
I love you,
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