To move forward in to the New Year I wondered what needs to be said. For some it may have been a wonderful year, for some there have been changes, others have found life difficult and for some struggles beyond thinking. As a church we have spent a lot of time in prayer for wisdom in what is next for Carley. What does the LORD want us to do?
My thoughts have been drawn to realising that our LORD is in the business of giving. His profit is my life. From the very beginning GOD gave and He gave despite of the situation in some cases.
God gave to Adam & Eve – to hide their nakedness
God gave to Noah the plans for the Ark – saving of himself and his family
God gave Moses the words and strength to stand against the might of Egypt
God gave wisdom to Joseph, Daniel and others
And many other people God gave to.
Finally God gave us JESUS for our freedom and to rescue us from the death trap of the devil.
When GOD gave us Jesus – this is a gift which is Personal, practical, pleasing, permanent and He had to purchase that gift.
GOD KEPT HIS OWN PROMISE IN GIVING. HE FULFILLED IT 100%
Each year is a new beginning in the same way as each day is a new day. He keeps to His word and keeps on fulfilling it no matter what we see around us. We have seen some snow this week and the freshness of it. God’s creation is just that. We have also seen the snow become messed up. Yes man is messing up the beauty that God made. Jesus said I am surely coming again. No one knows when but when He comes no one will be able to deny Him. The world will again see the beauty of God and His creation.
The snow so white, it makes everything look lovely is also hazardous to our feet. It can make us fall. We have to tread with care. The world is lovely in one sense but for all of us it too has traps underneath. There are things to distract us, words said to make us want to partake in some of the activities but we need to tread with care and ask God for His wisdom in knowing right from wrong.
Whatever we may go through this year remember GOD GIVES US HIS ALMIGHTY STRENGTH, WISDOM and PROTECTION. HE WILL NOT LET US DOWN. HE WILL FOR HIS NAME SAKE KEEP HIS PROMISE TO US.