It is that time of the year again, the beginning of the year where everything is brand new. New year brings with it new hopes and dreams. At times, new year also brings with it reminders of buried dreams and failures.
Now that January is here, we will no doubt be hearing of the latest fad diets and must have books. Now i know we are supposed to be in the world but not of the world (John 17:14-15), but i cannot help but want to jump on this band wagon. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having faith and hope and having hopes for the new year.
Habakkuk 2:2 says , ‘And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, so he may run that reads it.’ I love this verse because it encourages us as believers to write our visions down and it ties nicely with Hebrews 11:1 which says, ‘Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see’. These verses are amazing because they show the starting ground of any dream or any hope and that is the planning stage where you write it all down and as time progresses you see yourself stepping out in faith and acting out what you have written. I believe writing down our visions is a bit like having a drawing board so that we can keep going back to it for pointers should we get stuck.
The Bible also tells us that we must act out because faith without works is dead so i encourage you and myself to write those resolutions down and act it out throughout the year. You will be amazed by what you will accomplish (With God’s help of course)
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I am currently listening to Onye a song by London based gospel group. I have been enjoying this infectious up beat tune since summer time. The song is titled Onye which is Igbo for various descriptions of who God is.
The video to the song is not bad either as it takes us through a journey in a bustling London street where we see the gospel changing the life of a homeless lady and ultimately to the whole town joining in to praise God in unity. The video features some traditional igbo dancing, some cheeky azonto moves and a very cool guitarist who just happens to join!
It is so good to see UK gospel music doing so well and long may it continue …enjoy!
I just wanted to take a moment to say a big happy new year to all mamablogbygrace visitors. Wow what a year 2014 has been. 2014 may not have been smooth sailing for some but in all things we give God thanks. We give God thanks for bringing us all into this beautiful new year and we thank Him for His mercy which endures forever for it is that Mercy and Grace which carried us all into this brand NEW year.
So happy new year to you, have a beautiful year filled with the goodness and favor of God. Dust your feet and shake off the issues of 2014 and leave it well behind you. A great Disney character by the name of Pumbaa once said, ‘ It’s times like this my buddy Timon here says: you got to put your behind in your past’. and he was right. With a thankful heart i encourage you ( and myself) to dust off the issues of 2014 and happily embrace 2015.
I feel as if Psalm 118:24 has come alive, ‘This is the day the Lord has made,We will rejoice and be glad in it’. This is more than the day has the Lord has made…This is the year that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it as we continue to seek first the kingdom of God.
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