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Twenty-Eighteen

We stand on the cusp of twenty-eighteen
Thinking of all the things gone by
Hoping that the next year will be more elevating
Because we know we may not have given this year our best try

Some of us have gone through deep hardship and sorrow
Anxious about what each day held
And I remember Jesus saying, “Listen my child, don’t worry about tomorrow.”
For he knows that if you do you’ll be overwhelmed

There’s a place in the Bible where it says don’t look behind
But we all do and we lose the path
Forgetting that it’s important to stick to the grind
We turn our head and we face the aftermath

You may be entering the New Year with some trouble
A great burden or some hardship, perhaps a grieving heart
Focus on them and they’ll most likely double
Instead let Christ, strength to you impart

It’s easy to fall apart when things don’t make sense
When the bible and real life doesn’t seem to match
Waiting on God does take patience
And in His time out of your trouble he will snatch

Everyone will rush into twenty-eighteen with gusto
Hopping around, working and hoping for the best
You’ll seem unstoppable, moving like an Armadillo
Until you face a challenging test

When this happens and it will
Not always will the road be smooth
You’ve just got to know He’s God and be still
And your sorrows he will soothe

What twenty-eighteen holds I do not know
We hope that it will be far better than this year
With much overflow
One that you’ll conquer without much fear

I wish you every success
Both now and until the end
As you remain true to the Word of God your GPS
You’ll see it’ll guide you around each bend

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Posted by on December 31, 2017 in General Blog, Uncategorized

 

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Will You Finish?

Will You Finish?

It is said that anyone can start well but not everyone can finish well. It is also said it’s not so important how one starts but it’s very important how one finishes. These days the media is buzzing with news stories of influential Christian men and women who have failed. These men and women have disqualified themselves because of their sin. These stories are not only warnings to those who are still in the race, they are also magnify for us how importantly the finish is viewed.

In a few days you will begin a new year and you most likely will begin the year with great plans and goals for the new year. It is very likely you may even start of with a burst of energy and enthusiasm that is unrivaled by the other runners, however, a crucial questions remains, “How will you finish in 2012?” The Apostle Paul tells us this in 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith, now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness…”

What will it take for you to finish the race, not just up to the end of 2012 but beyond, right up to the time you die?

  1. It would take resilience
  2. It would take discipline
  3. It would take persistence
  4. It would take courage
  5. It would take training
  6. It would take antagonism
  7. It would take belief in Jesus Christ
  8. It would take unflinching nerves

This short list of character qualities are qualities that existed in Paul. Because of these he could say, “I have finished well!” How will you finish? How you finish is directly in proportion to the degree of existence of the quality characteristics I have listed above.

I’m praying for you!

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2011 in General Blog

 

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

According to Wikipedia, New Year’s Resolution is, “A commitment that an individual makes to one or more lasting personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. According to Gretchen Rubin (author of best-seller “The Happiness Project”): “You hit a goal, you achieve a goal. You keep a resolution”. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous. A New Year’s Resolution is generally a goal someone sets out to accomplish in the coming year. Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible. A key element to a New Years Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year, and new beginnings.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_resolution)”

Some guidelines for New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Don’t be impulsive when it comes to making resolutions. Think about what you want to accomplish in 2012 and think about it through the lens of the Bible.
  2. Bathe your resolutions in prayer and seek God’s guidance from the Bible in achieving the best results.
  3. Set realistic and achievable goals as you set about your resolution. Lofty goals, when not reached can be discouraging and may even cause you to give up.
  4. Tell your family members about your resolutions and ask them to help you and to hold you accountable. Then ask 2-3 people who have your best interests at heart and who will be able to set you straight if you straggled, to hold you accountable.
  5. Be absolutely disciplined in reaching your resolutions. Be consistent daily in doing things that would help you reach your resolution.
  6.  Let the word “NO” be very quick on your tongue to the things that will distract you from your goals.
  7. Let the word “YES” be quick on your tongue to the God-things that will help you to achieve your goals.
  8. Don’t give up if you fail. Pick up the pieces and start again.
  9. Always ask for help when you feel you are struggling to reach your goals.
  10. Think of how you can reward yourself at the end of 2012 having reached your goals and found the resolutions.

I look forward to you the reader to contribute with more tips on “New Years Resolutions” – God Bless!

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2011 in General Blog

 

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