Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I'm still working on the follow up to my "Part 1" blog post, but I didn't want to miss this chance to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!

The new year brings new hopes and dreams and many folks begin trying new ways to change themselves or their lives. If I've learned anything this year it's that "LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us."- Isaiah 26:12. 

Knowing and understanding that you and everything you are and have and do is God's responsibility....phew...that's freedom. Even what you become (Hebrews 12:2) So many problems start when we assume that we are expected to do, or change, or manipulate ourselves. But from the beginning of time our purpose was actually to just be loved by God (just like in Eden). That's it. It is the act of being loved by Him that draw us in to Him and that lets Him change us/mold us/keep us however He wishes. Jeremiah 17:5-8 sums it up saying:

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
    who draws strength from mere flesh
    and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
    they will not see prosperity when it comes.
They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
    in a salt land where no one lives.
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit.”

So this year lets not resolve to bear fruit...lets all just enjoy putting our roots into the stream! Love you all! Enjoy your day off!

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