Another Year is Dawning

2 01 2014

2014 is a fresh start, a new canvas in the painting of God’s sovereignty.  We still carry the problems of the old year into the new year, we still have that sin which easily besets us breathing down our neck, we still carry relationships that are strained, we still have a need to lose weight and live healthier, and it’s the same-old-same-old! It really is hard to resolve to do better when we carry so much baggage.

Instead of  starting with you (which is a proven way of starting on the wrong foot), why not start with God? He understands your weaknesses, your failed attempts to change, and your deflated enthusiasm turned into despair. Yet He still beckons you to go deeper in your walk with Him. You can do this because a truly surrendered heart has the added benefit of the Holy Spirit’s power!

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.   Romans 12:1

Pastor Dave

 

Another year is dawning;
dear Father, let it be,
In working or in waiting,
another year with thee.

Another year of progress,
another year of praise,
Another year of proving
thy presence all the days.

Another year of service,
of witness for thy love;
Another year of training
for holier work above.

Another year is dawning;
dear Father, let it be,
on earth, or else in heaven, another year for thee.

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)

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4 01 2014
Dave Spay

Thank You

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