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From the Pastor’s desk…

January 7, 2019

Did you make any new year’s resolutions?  How are you doing with them?  I read this sign recently, “May your troubles last as long as your resolutions.”  Some people laugh at New Year’s resolutions, but it really would be to our benefit to take some time out to allow God to reveal to us areas in our life where there is room for improvement.

Jesus said, “Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation.  The spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak.”   The only way we can live better lives and experience victory over sin and Satan is to yield our mind and spirit to God’s Holy Spirit and let Him live through us.  He then becomes our strength, our helper, our wisdom and our source.  You will never be able to keep your new year’s resolutions or make any improvement in your life at all on your own.  Only when you fully surrender your will and spirit to the Holy Spirit will you experience a positive change.  God is your biggest cheerleader.  He wants you to succeed.  He wants you to have an excellent future, but it’s our choice and decision to yield to Him.

May you experience a very blessed and productive year this year!