It has come so fast! So many things to look back upon…and so many things to look forward to in 2012. It’s hard to find words to describe my heart at this moment. A few passages come to mind as I think of of the future year of 2012.
“Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left.”
~ Deuteronomy 23:6 ~
“Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.”
~ Deuteronomy 24:14 ~
These two passages were shared by our pastor and greatly inspired me as he passionately challenged us all to leave behind those things that would hinder us and to press on for Him in this New Year.
This is truly my heart cry for this New Year! To serve Him and courageously go forward in what He has called me to do! I echo what Eric Ludy shared with me this past year. He shared how excited he was to be alive in this day and age! I share that same excitement! Yes, it’s terrible the things that are going on in our country! Yes, it is tragedy to watch abortion and homosexuality be accepted as the norm! But Romans 5:20 keeps coming to mind.
“…But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.”
His love is greater! His grace is stronger! He delights in showing Himself strong! I am truly excited about this New Year…because I know there are going to be challenges…but I know One who is ALL Sufficient and His Kingdom will come!