New Year

What Bible Verse Summed Up Last Year for You and What Verse Do You Claim for the New Year?

Those Who Hope on the Lord Will Soar Like Wings on EaglesA spiritual mentor of mine asked me what Bible verse summed up the year for me. He also asked me what verse I would hold onto for the New Year. I thought that was an interesting question and wanted you to think about what Bible verse comes to mind for you. Immediately, a verse, rather, two connected verses summed up the year for me.

Luke Chapter 12, verses 27 and 28 – “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet, I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow, is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!”

God has provided for me and my family in so many ways this past year. Yet, in the moment, I constantly worried. How would we pay our bills? Where would the next job come from? How would we make ends meet? God provided month in and month out. My worry caused me only unneeded, self-induced suffering.

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In the Beginning it was Good – A Message of Hope and Encouragement for the New Year

The New Year always holds new hope and promise. As I continue to seek what I call, The Guided Life, a life guided by God, I know that with each new challenge God is guiding me and taking care of me. I have been building up my courage muscles and faith muscles to strengthen my spiritual walk!

My pastor, Dr. Rev. David A. Holyan, gave a sermon entitled, “In the Beginning.” Whenever I need encouragement, I pull out this sermon. It is so fitting for the New Year and I wanted to share the closing paragraph with you.

I wish for God to guide you on your journey and that you will be richly blessed in the New Year!

From: “In the Beginning”

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