Sunday, January 4, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Happy New Year Everyone,

Its hard to believe we have entered into another NEW YEAR.....I am calling 2009: 2009 is fine and DEVINE....2008 is behind us....we leave behind the old and bring in the NEW....2008 was a year of many challenges and struggles....We thought many times, how are we ever going to make it through? You know how we made it through? Through the GRACE of God and for the LOVE that OUR GOD has for each of us...He brought us through every trial, every tribulation....He made us stronger thru all these things....We sometimes may not have realized that he was strengthening us, but he was....It was during these times that he was testing us...Testing OUR FAITH in him....I sure am glad that I passed the test....I'm not saying it was easy, because it wasnt....But, I am stronger today because of the trials and struggles....I'm glad that MY GOD brought me to my knees, to hear me say, "God, i need you....I need your help....I cant do this on my own....I need to feel your presence, to see your face....And what a testimony it is, when you are down on your knees, crying out to God, your heart breaking, your life under fire and feeling the arms of Christ enfolding you and hearing him say, "Its going to okay, as long as you believe in Me and FOLLOW ME....I'm so glad that i have a FATHER, a Daddy who loves me so much.....

In 2009, I believe that we will be seeing many changes...Changes in our country, in our personal lives and in our churches....Things will never be the same.....Change is good tho.....Everything and everyone has seasons....When one season ends, another begins....Dont ever be afraid of change....God always has our best interests at heart....He knows us better than we know ourselves....

This year is the year of FRESH START.....Refresh yourselves in the Lord...Refresh relationships that have gone stale....Refresh your minds.....

During our sermon this morning, Pastor Keith gave us some good tips on how to get a FRESH START in 2009 and i want to share them with you....

Isaiah 43:18-19
"Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old;
"Behold, I will do a new thing.
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I shall even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert."

Isnt it wonderful that we can leave behind the old and that God will do a NEW THING.....just that thought makes me feel warm inside....

S - Stop making excuses for your past.

T - Take an inventory of your life.

A - Act in faith

R - Refocus our thoughts. Rethink the way we think.

T - Trust. Trust God.

Each one of us is given a NEW start this year. Refresh yourselves in the word of God....Let Him speak into your lives.....Be open to what God has planned for your life. Dont question Him...Just FOLLOW HIM....I have learned to FOLLOW HIM and i am so happy that I am His child and His daughter.....

May 2009 be Fine and Devine for each of you. I pray that this will be a year of recovery, a year of expectations, a year that finds you in a place with our Lord and Savior that you have never been before.....

To you all, i pray for each of you every day and every night....I may not know all of you, but i pray for each of you....That you will be refreshed and renewed in the NEW year ahead.....

In Gods Love,
Cindy

"This is the day the Lord has made.
Let us be glad and rejoice in it."