Sony’s Thoughts: Wishing You a Blessed 2012!
Aren’t you thankful that God’s mercies are new every morning? I think of this most days but the first day of a new year is when it more fully hits that the old is past and the new is come. We can start over getting rid of old patterns, walking in victory, letting the past remain in the past, etc. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions as I learned a long time ago that typically all they are are ideals but goals that won’t be met unless it’s the Spirit working in me to change me. That, however, is something I am praying for. As I see the tests I’ve failed this past year, I ask God for strength to overcome in the new year. I pray He will help me to be willing to give up my fleshly desires to become more like Him. I long to be a daughter He can be proud of.
Each year produces births and deaths. Many of us may say goodbye to loved ones this year. We may face trials that we never thought we’d have to face and aren’t sure we are able to stand. Let me remind you now to hold to God’s unchanging hand. Nothing takes Him by surprise. He knows how the economy is going to fare, who our president is going to be, who is going to live or die, and everything else that we can only wonder. It’s important that, as Christians, we walk through this uncertain world full of faith and victory, able to say with Job, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” My prayer is that I will have that kind of faith and trust. I hope you are striving for that as well.
As you continue on in your journey, don’t forget to praise God continually. Let Him know how much you love Him. Ask Him to help you to be a light in a dark world and to give you more of a burden for those who don’t know Him. It’s easy to focus on your trials and forget those around you but don’t realize that many are going through a worse trial than you are. Let’s continue to challenge and encourage each other until the day we meet in a land where there will be no more tears, sorrow or death. I can’t wait. God bless you all.