The New Year we’re in is 2019 which will reveal new beginnings for us. It will be another chance to live life in a way that pleases God. It will be another chance to try to accomplish what God has placed within our hearts. And that’s my desire. 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 giving flesh the glory, for when we get old, we will wish we had the time to do what’s lost.
There have been many changes and upheavals in our nation in the past year of 2018 and it has affected many whether naturally or spiritually. We all felt the monstrosities in our government. And lastly, going out of the year of 2018, our nation’s government had a partial shutdown over a wall to keep the people of Mexico from coming into the United States. Those whose wages have been affected in this situation, I pray that God will not allow you to miss a beat; that you will have what you need, and that mercy came to you when you needed it. Let me tell you, no matter who’s in control of the government, God is still in control of the entire world.
•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!