So, my internet was down for a while, so I wasn't able to send out New Year's greetings like I wanted to. But, I've got everything straightened out, and better late than never, so here goes...
My New Year's Wish for you:
I don't wish you a bigger house, nicer car, or expensive vacation, although I do hope you have shelter from the weather, a mode of transportation, and opportunities to get out beyond your four walls.
I don't wish for financial prosperity, although I do pray that your everyday basic needs are met.
I don't wish for you to get that big promotion, but I do hope you have a job that is fulfilling and rewarding.
I don't wish for popularity, although I do hope that you have a circle of friends-or even one-whom you can depend on and confide in.
I don't wish for this year to necessarily be free of troubles, though I do pray for strength for you to go through it.
And, finally, I don't necessarily wish for the single heart to find your soul mate, although I do hope that if God's plan, it will happen in His time.
But what I do wish for you is this:
I wish for you to know the love of a Father who sacrificed His own Son for You.
I wish for you to know the grace of a Savior who took your sins and paid for them with His blood.
I wish for you to know the peace that passes all understanding.
I wish for you to know the contentment of a relationship with the Lover of our Souls.
I wish for you to know the freedom of surrendering your life, hopes, dreams, plans, future into His hands.
I wish for you to know the joy of living in His will.
I wish for you to know the excitement of looking forward to a future with the Lord before you.
I wish for you to know the satisfaction of being able to share your testimony with others that may need to hear it.
I wish for you to know the fulfillment of reaching out and helping others.
I wish for you to know the assurance of a place reserved for you.
I wish for you to know the security of being under His wind.
I wish for you to know the strength of His hand in trials and hardships.
I wish for you to know the beauty of His creation, evident everywhere you look.
I wish for you to know the gift of music and song to uplift and comfort the spirit.
I wish for you to know the truth that He is, and will always be, enough.
I wish for you to know all this and more in 2016.
And I wish for you to know that you are always and forever...
In His Grip!
"In the beginning God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image.' Why? So we can know Him, love Him, and receive His goodness and kindness. That is God's purpose." --Dr. Charles Stanley