Is Jesus your priority when the decorations are put away, the gifts are unwrapped and the New Year begins?
I had the awesome privilege this Christmas season of sharing God’s love at many women’s events. Each event was special in their own way but one of the most exciting parts of the season was meeting the women and hearing their stories of God’s love and faithfulness to them. We serve an awesome God!
It is easy during the Christmas Season to prioritize Jesus Christ while we celebrate his birth, but is He your priority all year long?
I don’t know what the New Year holds for you and at times I am unsure what it holds for me. But our attitude should be the same as Mary’s: “Behold I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38 ESV). Mary did not know the big picture of what her future held for her but she accepted it and was a willing vessel.
Is there something God is impressing upon your heart this year? Are you willing to move forward with God’s strength?
It may be:
• A new job
• A new ministry
• Returning to college
• Writing a book
• Being the best mom you can be
• Helping a friend or being there for an aging parent
• It may be stepping away from something you have done for years
Whatever it may be, only you know what God is placing in your heart. He is the one that moves us. He is the reason, “For in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28 AMP).
The key ingredient to a successful life is – SURRENDER. When we surrender to God’s will then we will find true fulfillment. Be strong and courageous for our God will go with you.
If you are like me at times, I have been stubborn or just plain naive to where God wants me. I have fought God’s desires for my life in many ways. But the times when I have finally surrendered to His will, now that has brought contentment and satisfaction. Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.
(1 Timothy 6:6 NLT)
What shall I give You, Master
You have redeemed my soul;
My gift is small but it is my all
Surrendered to Your control.
Thank you to my friends of old and the “new” friends I have encountered this past year for sharing your lives with me and the many lessons I have learned through observing your lives, ones fully surrendered to Christ. I pray that I may continue in His work for my life and to know the truth, that with God nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37 NKJ).
Let’s claim this truth in 2011.
Journeying with Him,