It is truly a New Year. 2010 is a year that we have never seen before. I pray that you have started your year off in triumph. We do set the tone for our year. If you get excited now, then you will stay excited. Of course there will be disappointments throughout the year, but they will pass. Is this the year that you will commit to strengthening your relationship with Christ? This decision will have to be purposeful. Each day you must determine that you will allow God to direct your footsteps. Ask Him to place people in your life who will help you and encourage you and then ask Him to allow you to help and encourage someonelse. I have observed that these groups of persons are usually different groups of people. Those that help you may not be those that you will need to help. Too many times we expect that those we help will also help us. Please know that this is hardly ever the case. Do what you do for others without expecting anything in return.(period) Do it unto the Lord for you will be blessed in doing so.
Each of us is expected to mature as we get older, but for this to happen we have to know how to mature. Those things that we used to do that were not good for us, we need to let those things go. We should not need anyone to tell us to "grow up", maturity should be something we seek. Just like children as we age maturity demonstrated in us tells us that if we know better, then we must do better. Pray to God and ask Him to reveal each and every area of your life that you need to mature in specifically, so that there is no hidden thing that can drag you back into oppression. Be encouraged that God can remove any desire to do wrong if we completely surrender to His will. Then, don't forget to thank Him for answered prayer as you see how He allows you to mature.
I thank Him everyday for the ability to walk with Him as His servant. I look forward to posting this year and for the new projects that I am working on. Stay tuned.
Matthew 24:13 - But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Be encouraged and have a God-blessed year.