The New Year


Happy New Year!

It’s arrived with a clean, new slate and a fresh, new start or has it? Isn’t it so easy to drag the chains that bound the past across the finish line and carry heavy stuff to a new beginning? We do that don’t we? Just because we do, and, ~ just because we can’t turn it off. Our minds work way long into the sleepless nights with stuff that won’t shut down and minds that won’t wear out, and anxieties that won’t let go, and old habits that won’t shake off and so you and I and we and us, we just run this ‘living race’ with so much baggage tied around our ankles.

Sometimes in the deafening silences of those dark hours, with so much noise in our heads, God whispers words into our hearts about how He’s got it all and the worry is so useless and so unnecessary, yet we can’t wrap our heads around a ‘No Worry” or a “No Fear” mentality.

Paul penned from imprisonment in Rome, such a good word of encouragement to his dear friend Timothy, whom he called his son,

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.

Paul was passing the torch to Timothy as his successor and he knew there would be opposition. He knew It wouldn’t be easy to fan the flame and carry on in his absence. So he encouraged with God’s truth.

Yeah, we can be beaten and weary at the end of an old year, and about to enter a new one overtaken by fear and worry without stamina, motivation or courage. We too must face opposition but we must face it in God’s strength and courage alone. We too, must pick up the torch and carry on through the hard things that will come and as Paul wrote to the church in Philippi, something that he knew to be certain of he writes to us today. He focused, not on the problems or the prison that held him, but he saw his goal in this big rat race of life. It wasn’t about him but about winning the prize of God’s heavenly calling.

Beautiful soul, the beginning of a new year brings us that much closer to the prize. Let’s be challenged to stay the course and fight the good fight of faith, forgetting what’s behind and pressing on past the start line once again. Obedience to our Sovereign God is mandatory and the key to winning this demanding race. It won’t be easy, but it will be victorious and it will be worth it! Amen?


“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have laid hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:14

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It’s A New Year

So here we are about to close the curtains on 2019! I wonder, was it a good year writing happy stories and making warm memories or did it write sadness, anger and bitterness over things that went down that shouldn’t have? Oh yeah, so much ‘life’ gets thrown into our faces and when we least expect it! You know what I’m talking about because life happens to all of us? We’ve all been there, where it throws it’s curveballs into the game, or sideswipes us off balance, leaving us reeling about with hurt from losses, failures, and insecurities rather than successes, wins, home runs, and victory lines! Life has no guarantees for anything, So, here we sit, with a new year of 365 days soon to unfold and we haven’t even wrapped our heads around the old yet. Will we carry the baggage of failure and broken past the final sunset of 2019 and on over the horizon of 2020, only to drag it around just because we can’t let it go? Beautiful Soul, our failures do not define us. They are not who we are! Drop them! Put them down! Genesis 1:27, reminds us we are created in the image of God. “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God He created them.” God has stamped His approval all over us even with our imperfections that show up all over the place and at the most inconvenient times. Yeah, we’ve all made mistakes, but that’s not who we are! We’ve had our losses and our wins but it’s not who we are!  We’ve got our shortcomings but we also have our strengths, you and I and we and us, and they make our story but they don’t write the final chapter. Our Choices write our final chapter and the good stuff is that we can choose to pick ourselves up and move on with a new slate, a new pen, a new notebook and a brighter outlook with a positive attitude.

So beautiful people, let’s give it up and let’s give it over to the Sovereign God in charge! The all-powerful, omnipotent and omnipresent, Ancient Of Days, who sees all, knows all and orchestrates all. He holds our past year in His safekeeping, just as He holds us close to His heart! Our dismal failure or our height of success, is all the same to Him! His grace is lavished on all regardless of what’s gone down! Yeah, if we have breath, it’s our perfect opportunity to take it and run with it. So let’s run right into the arms of Jesus and let our Saviour save us from the sorrows and strife of this life.

James, a servant of God and the writer of this awesome book in the Bible, knew the joy of living for His Lord. He reminds us of it in James 1:2, when he pens the words, “Dear brothers and sisters when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.” and in 1:12 he reminds us of how blessed we are under trial, “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”

Our struggles help us write strong chapters in our lives, so let’s choose to endure, persevere in the race and write well as we live and make our way into a new year!
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Hebrews 12:1, 2
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.…”

God’s Peace Gift

God’s peace is His extravagant gift and our sweet blessing! To experience it is to experience a calm, serene mind and joyful heart in the face of adversity and as His children, it’s our right and our authority to step into it and claim it. Peace is our victory in the difficult, our stability in the storm, our hope against the thick walls of impossible and our hug from God that all is well. Peace in our heart and soul will ward off the enemy quicker than any other weapon of warfare, simply because it takes the pressure off of fear. It removes our desire to control, to fight, to worry, to counter attack and get the last word. Peace is a peaceful mind even in the hard places. It allows grace to all ~ to either change or not to change! Peace takes our hands off the control and allows our Sovereign God to reign and manage and heal and repair. He does the work and we just step into His peace while He does it. Peace ~ such a blessing, and such a gift. Beautiful soul, step into it and walk in it as we progress along in this new year.
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Good News In Action

I wonder why we speak of peace and joy and harmony yet live so inconsistently? We can so easily speak the good news of the gospel yet live a lie of Gossip, backbiting, arrogance, and selfishness! Strife seeks to walk among us and we succumb to it’s danger and the just plain, wrongness of it by taking sides and fighting with crushed and arrogant spirits. Yeah, it seems we have the talk but not the walk and then we wonder why others don’t get it or understand Gods’ grace and accept His unconditional love. Hypocrisy is the most confusing message we can send to others within our circles of influence and it’s so very real, and so very rampant in our churches and in our own hearts. When do get the fact that God’s work done in God’s way will be victorious and God’s work and ministry is the Good News in action as well as word? It’s not accomplished through down-talk and jealousy, backstabbing and ridicule. Through rivalry and bitterness! When do we wake up to see that withholding forgiveness, smiles, kindnesses and love only prove to worsen issues as they subtly and slyly become our strongholds used by the enemy to divide and destroy? Our Saviour came to break through the darkness of sin with His glorious light on that night so long ago. His divine and royal credentials became a humble birth in a stable. A heavenly, all-powerful God gave up His heavenly status to become a helpless babe born into a humble lineage, a poor family! God gave up His royal robes to be swaddled in clothes and laid in a feeding trough. From riches to rags He entered the world of rejection in order to bring hope to us here on the wretched earth, bound in our sin and strongholds. To us who speak the good news yet live lies of selfish arrogance. Yeah, He came to bring Peace on Earth and to reign glorious and victorious over our strife and fighting, and bitterness. Let’s get it as we enter into the glorious celebration of His birth. Let’s let go of anger, wrath, malice, hurt, pain and rejection long enough to see His divine light in our darkest of moments. Yeah, if we say we know the Truth of His love, grace and forgiveness, then what better time to demonstrate it through love, grace and forgiveness, than at this glorious time of joyous celebration of His birth?

We can be as King Herod seeking to destroy with lies and jealousy or we can be as Wise Men seeking Christ to honour Him in the way we live!

“Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men and he learned from them the time that the star first appeared. Then he told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find Him come back and tell me so that I can go and worship Him too!” ….the wise men went their way and the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star they were filled with joy! …They opened their gifts and gave Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Matthew 2: 7,8,9, 10, 11b

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