Let your lives be living proofs of the things which please God. ~Ephesians 5:8
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Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there. ~Isaiah 43:19
Here is my New Year’s Resolution Grace Bible verse for you, wherever you are accessing this blog and in whatever circumstance in you dwell:
“The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him*, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD” ~Isaiah 11:2
*Although spoken regarding David’s descendants, I believe that this verse applies to both men and women today too.
A Verse for You at Year’s End
“May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.”
~Psalm 20:4-5 (NIV)
As this year ends, please remember, God did not create us to be average, but to excel in service to Him. Thank you for checking in with this blog and your comments and prayers.
Happiest New Year to you!
As the year closes, a final question: Will You Let Go?
Letting go of hurts, habits, hangups, and unnecessary possessions is important at the year’s end. Releasing them and the people I associate with them leaves a clean slate for the New Year. Scouring out my remaining self-pity is essential.
Self-pity is hole, a deep hole. This pit is definitely where you and I don’t want to go. Self-pity grabs you and me and holds on with a vengeance. I know some things have happened during this year, but you and I need to let them go.
Don’t hold on any longer.
The longer you and I hold to them, the tighter they will grab and the deeper we will tumble. Believe Me. It’s hard to climb out. I’ve tried it before.
Can we let it go? Let them go?
Let go of what has happened with the resulting things and people that have tagged along. Increase our love and grace, without expectation. Be like Jesus.
If we will turn it over to Grace, the need for self-pity and revenge dissolves.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me. ~Psalm 138:8
while the memory of Christmas remains…
Give us, O God, the vision, which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure.
Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness.
Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts.
And show us what each one of us can do to set forward the coming of the day of universal peace.
Frank Borman, Apollo 8 space mission, 1968