Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year

As we begin our new year will we chose to begin a new. Will we let vendettas from the past go or will you pursue the offender until you have your justice. If you have a habit you have been trying to break for years are you going to make a resolution to finally kick it. Or if you there is something in your life you would like to create as a habit, what are your plans. I know one thing none of these things will bring you peace or joy with out Jesus Christ being your Lord and Savior.

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Ro 12:19-21 ESV). So please beloved let go of the past we are all sinners (rom 3:23) and we have been saved by grace, (eph 2:8) that believe in Jesus Christ. Just as he was wiling to extend mercy and grace to us we are to mirror him also, and hopefully as we do good toward those whom have done us wrong and we would much rather have justice fulfilled upon bring glory to God by allowing Him to either bring about the change needed or to "Repay" the wrong that has been done.

Taking me as an example I wish to be more faithful in my prayer life, for several years now I have been hit or miss in my own time of prayer. I know deep within my soul that this time alone with God to see my relationship with a personal savior grow. He has told us "
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established." (Pr 16:3). It is part of our duty in our salvation to come to the Lord in prayer. So what ever it is that you may be wrestling with today please come and bring it before Jesus he is faithful. He has told us "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." (1 Co 10:13). So please dont trust me trust the man who is God, he lived a sinless life, was homeless, hungry and murdered because he spoke truth to a people who where hard hearted. Will you be one of the ones with eyes to see and ears to hear? He is calling your name listen closely.

Live long, Pray Hard, Die well.