Reality Check!

George Whittenby George Whitten

Philippians 3:13-15 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.

New Year’s Eve celebrations have come and gone. Now the reality is settling in — it’s 2017!! Some of us are wondering where in the world the time went… the Lord knows I am.

A famous preacher, Henry Ward Beecher once said: “We have passed through one more year. One more long stage in the journey of life, with its ascents and descents and dust and mud and rocks and thorns and burdens that wear the shoulders, is done. The old year is dead. Roll it away. Let it go. God, in His providence, has brought us out of it. It is gone; . . . its evil is gone; its good remains. The evil has perished, and the good survives.”

I say amen to that — how ’bout you?

Let’s be sure to confess the sins of 2016 today. Roll them away. Let them go. Rest assured in the fact they are forgiven so we can confidently look towards the future. Let’s press forward to do exciting and new things for the Lord — ’cause there’s sooooo much work to be done!!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten

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