Thursday, December 29, 2011
Happy New Year 2012
Since we will be leaving for our annual camping trip tomorrow, I thought I should do this blog now. This will be my last blog for the year 2011 and the first blog for the year 2012. I am sorry I missed wishing you all a Merry Christmas, as we celebrated the birthday of Jesus. I know it is not His real birthday, but it is the day we have chosen to celebrate His birth anyway, which I think is a good thing to celebrate!
As you close your eyes New Years Eve (or New Years Day), may you remember as you wake up New Years Day, how much God took care of you the year of 2011. You may feel like it was a tough year, but God still came through for you in many ways, I am sure.
As you look towards a new year, filled with uncertainty, may you remember those times God came through, and hold onto those memories, to help you to believe for good things from God, in the unknown future of 2012. Many worry that the world will end this coming year. Well, as we just went through a bunch of that hoopla this last year, I think you can trust God to take you through that unknown with flying colors. Like Paul said, "Whether I live or whether I die, I live for Christ....". That is our center. Living for the Savior who lives inside of us. I think we can all say, "He Who is in us, is greater than he who is in the world".
As you celebrate on New Years Eve, may you find that your heart is full of thoughts of God. May you be filled with hope for a wonderful year, and a year in which you see God answer prayers you have been holding onto for His timing. May you find that He breaks the yoke of the enemy in your life, and may you find that He has surrounded you with victory.
I love each of you. May you be blessed tremendously this coming year, and may you find that God is truly more powerful than anything you could have imagined. It always troubles me, when I hear people give more power to the enemy than to God. God is so much more powerful, so much more able to do impossible things, than we can even imagine. He has even told us that. And He has told us this, "That He is faithful, even when we aren't". He never changes. He is a strong tower we can run to, and hide in. He is able to do battle for us. He is able to defeat our enemies. So, begin to believe that God meets you on a personal and powerful level. Begin to believe that He is FOR you and NOT against you. Begin to believe that if He blesses one person, He wants to bless us all. I had a friend who heard a testimony I shared, and she said, "If God did that for Laura, He will do it for me." I like that. If He does it for one, He surely wants to do it for us all. He loves you with an everlasting love. Believe it, receive it, and live it. Hugs and prayers, and a Happy New Year to you all.