The New Year we’re in is 2020 and I want to finish what God has placed within my grasps to do. So my heart is fixed and my mind is made up because time is short and is accounted to us for a certain period of time. And that means, don’t waste it. Don’t be idle about it. Don’t misplace time allotted to you. We know when we’re slothful about it. We know when we put off for tomorrow what can be done today. And we know who to go to, to receive that God given strength and desire to do His Will! We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Take pleasure in your time to give God glory, not give flesh the glory, for when we get old, we will wish we had the time to do what’s lost.
The Mighty Hand of God has surely kept us through the Year of 2019 because He hasn't come back to end this world. And we haven't gotten what we deserved! Those leading our nation has not paid any attention to "In God We Trust." Because if they did, the nation would be in better shape than what we are seeing now: the bickering going on in the White House and the loom of war at our heels. We are seeing a deteriorating nation glooming before us! Looking back at years 2018 and 2019 should cause us to take a look at ourselves to see if we're getting better at having compassion and forgiveness. If not, God's Mighty Hand will come like a thief in the night when we lease expect it. No matter what I see in the nation itself or upon these streets "God Is Still In Control." He does what He wants, when He wants. So, in 2020 I have a new beginning; another chance to please God, and tell others about who He is and what He's done for me. He's personal to each one of us. His relationship is amazing when you trust Him and rely on Him. He is more for us, than the world is against us or even when we think we know what's good for us. His Son's name is Jesus! Ask Jesus to come into your heart today to give you another chance to believe in Him, so you can show compassion and forgiveness that the Spirit of God places within the heart at the moment of belief. Change can come in 2020! Take pleasure in the time allotted to you to give glory to God, not give glory to your flesh for something you did, for when we get old, we will wish we had the time to fulfill purpose.
•A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps Proverbs 16:9. •Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand Proverbs 19:21.
This is what we are to continue to do: Psalm 37
1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
Rest in God + Trust in God + Be Humble before God and God will stay in Control of our lives and bring His answers. We are never out of God’s reach, nor out of His eyesight, or out of His call. He knows how to take us through this New Year’s situations. What He’s brought us to, He can bring us through. Praise God! Thank you Lord!
Acknowledging You as LORD and SAVIOR as I awake every new day is amazing for me. You didn’t have to open my eyes but I’m glad You did. I’m thankful for this past year, for the learning experiences; for the dreams made possible; for health and strength, for family and friends, for people that helped me, and people I had an opportunity to help! I thank You Lord as I still teach my children and they in-turn teach me how to have fun.
My hope is for those that I have been praying for to receive Salvation; that this will be the year; the fulfilled time for them! Draw them to that place that will cause them to desire you to be a part of their relationship of eternity. Break down every prideful spirit; every dependency on self; tear down every fleshly hold of unforgiveness.
Because of who You are, what You’ve done, and what You’re about to do keeps my mind and heart filled with hope; keeps my mind and heart giving thanks and praise for being apart of a New Year to do what You’ve called me to do.
Father we need You in ways we really don’t know about. So as we walk this holy walk, this Christian walk, this faith-filled walk, let us not draw back or go backward, but let us go forward with You—all the way this year in 2020. Thank You Lord, in Jesus’ Name! AMEN!