Tuesday, January 1, 2008

THE YEAR OF FAITH

HAVE A BLESSED AND JOYOUS YEAR IN FAITH HOPE AND LOVE

 

Hello my friends, what a blessing is was to wake up this morning and to realize that by the grace of God, a new year has sprung and I made it through this last one. Isn't this a beautiful picture of the Lord?  I am so happy because I know that I have found my first and true love, my Savior.

I can't say that this last year was a wonderful year, with the thoughts of all the things I went through, sweeping through my head.  What I can say though is that I was truly blessed in all the hardships and trials I went through because I realize that God truly showed me a glimpse of how awesome he really is.

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, the glory of God.  Those short words, scriptural and yet very profound, have found new meaning in my heart because I has tasted the power of God and I am so blessed.

This year is the year of faith, I just know that is what the Lord has spoken to my heart.  There was a time when that would scare me because I know it means trials and suffering but not anymore.  I am in awe of how powerful the Lord is.  When I think back on this past year and all that I experienced, I know without a doubt in my mind, it's only by his grace and power that I made it.

 

Faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen.

If you think about that one scripture, it has such powerful truth and light and hope in it.  I know that faith can move mountains, the scripture tells us that.  I know that faith is believing in something with all my heart, even though I have no evidence of it ever coming to pass.  I know that the power of God moves through us because of our faith.  What a wonderful gift that God gives to each of us, when we believe in him with all our hearts and minds.

The Bible is very clear when it tells us that we are to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not to our own understanding but in all our ways, acknowledge him and he will direct our paths.  Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world. He knows his plans for us and they are for good and not evil.

So many of the promises that I held onto this past year that helped me through everything. I found that the Lord is my everything and if he be for me, who can be against me??  When no one knew the truth but God, that was enough.  When no one was here with me, God was here and that was enough.  When my heart was crushed and I was so lost and alone, I would cry out to the Lord and he would speak to my heart and comfort me and cover me like a blanket with his love.

I pray this next year will be such a blessing for each and everyone who reads this.  I pray that I can keep my eyes so focused on the Lord that nothing can move me.  I pray that my light so shines before men that they will see it and glorify my Savior.

I expect great things this next year.  I know that the Lord is with me and that he is all I need but I also know that he see's the desires of my heart and he is faithful.

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

May the peace that passes all understanding be yours and may the Lord richly bless you and make his light to shine upon you but most of all, may you seek him and find him and know what an awesome God we have.

HAPPY NEW YEAR