Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Start

Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12

Happy New Year, my friends. It is the first year of the second decade of the 21st Century. It is time for a new start!

If you have been neglecting your relationship with the God who gave us this new opportunity, today is the day to get reacquainted. If you have not tapped into that spiritual power that resides within you, today is the day that you should dip into that vast reservoir.

You are what God created you to be: wonderful and glorious! Walk in that and claim your rightful inheritance. You will overcome all adversity. You triumph over all enemies. You will be the shining example that others will follow. It is your destiny and your birthright.

In 2010, be bold, be courageous, be the best you can be! The spirit that dwells within you is not a spirit of fear or timidity, therefore don't act outside of your nature. You are a child of God! Live like it!

This year, make a difference in the world you live in, no matter how small the contribution. Stand on the promises of God and go forth with His favor to do great things in 2010. Remember the greatest commandment is love and the greatest commission is to spread the Word! Do your part to love and enlighten this year, in as many places as you can.

Finally, be a prayer warrior this year. The world is reeling with strife, probably including the home you live in. Commune with God regularly and let Him guide you through these tough times. Through prayer, you re-energize your faith. As stated before, your faith is your strength, so flex those faithful muscles in 2010.

This is a new start! Praise God for yet another second chance! Amen! Amen! Amen!