Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy New Year!

See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare before they spring into being. I announce them to you. Isaiah 42:9

With the new year comes the prospect that we can begin again. The old has past and the new has come. God offers to us that which is fresh and alive. He wants to renovate our lives and fill us with every good and perfect thing. Our Lord has precious plans for us – new things for each and every one of us.

The often quoted verse from Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Our Lord wants to bless us. He longs to fill our lives with every blessing. He also desires to changes us and use us to be a blessing to others. Let's spend time in the Lord's presence so we can hear His voice. He wants to announce to us His plans for our futures. He will help us to make the necessary adjustments so that we succeed in every God-appointed endeavor. He desires to breath His life upon our forgotten dreams.

As we draw near to Jesus, He will also come and heal us of every hurt and disappointment from our past. He will minister to us and turn our ashes into beauty. He will transform us as a caterpillar morphs into a marvelous butterfly. The Lord desires to renew our lives.

As we ponder about the changes we would like to incorporate into our lives this coming year, let's seek after God's input. Let's hear what He has to say through His word and through the Holy Spirit's still small voice. Let's allow Him to whisper His fresh revelation into our hearts so that we can be doers of His will upon the earth.

May you have a wonderful and prosperous New Year! May it be a year of new beginnings for you and your family.

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