The day of celebrating Jesus’ birthday is now a few days past; but, the joy of celebrating Christ in our hearts continues now, more than ever. As we face a world that is getting darker and darker, let us take a moment and be reminded of the LIGHT. His promises are what we have to stand on for the New Year. His promises never change, they are unfailing. Yes, the world may change, but our LORD of the past, present, and future is our firm foundation. He is with us every step of the way in the New Year!
Possibly for your New Year’s Resolution, you might ponder verses such as this …
“But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5
Let’s take it one step further and note that “a good conscience” could be defined as a life that walks in the Spirit … “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”
Wow, these are great goals to embrace and practice. And, it is only through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that we can keep these fresh in our hearts and minds. May your light shine in 2023!
Many thanks for your prayers and words of encouragement. We knew there were some dark clouds on the horizon before we got married, but we didn’t know there would be so many. Through it all, God has been so faithful. We love you and thank God for you.
Pastor Leonard and Lesley