Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I am so excited about 2007. 2006 was such a blessing personally, although being an eternal optomist, I would have forgotten any bad things by now. But 2007 holds such great potential for us. It is an extension of the promise of God that "his mercies are new every morning." His mercies are also new for every new year. We can make this year a blessing or a curse, the power is in our hands. Not even Satan can ruin this new year for us. Of course, he would like for us to make stupid decisions and actions that would taint our year; just like God would like for us to make wise decisions and actions that would propel us forward and higher to bigger and better blessings. So really, it is up to us. Proverbs says the power of life and death is in the tongue. Should we also say that the power of a great year or a bad year is in our hands.

Paul tells us we will succeed if we faint not, and that God is faithful to to see that the good work he started in us will be completed. So if we work with him ("let us hold fast the confession of our faith"), we can expect a really great year.

Some of our desires may not come to pass when we want them to, some good things may seem slow in coming. BUT that doesn't mean that this will not be a year of blessing. In fact, God probably has some blessings for you that you have never dreamed about, as yet.

So with our face open to the Lord, let's move out in faith and expectation and hope and rejoicing that God is working a great work in us and for us, and we are determined to receive it and enjoy it with abandon.

Monday, January 01, 2007

This is the first day of 2007. Wow! I can't even begin to imagine what this year will hold for me, my family or the church. But I believe for the best. I believe this is going to be an exceptional year all the way around. And I am stirred up to get started. So many good things are in line for Grandview Tabernacle. I believe these people deserve a very good year, they have been so faithful before the Lord. I am blessed to be a part of them.

2006 finished up as a great year of blessing for me and my family, and seems to have been an open door to 2007. Wow! How exciting. I believe the Lord has only great blessings for all his children, provided that they listen to him. And I intend to do just that.

Jeremiah 29:11 reminds me that the Lord has only good plans for me, plans to bless me and open great doors of service for him. I will allow him to bless me, I will accept with gratitude all his plans for me, I will go through every open door with great anticipation.