Happy New Year! I pray it's a great year for everyone. Here's my 5 Predictions for 2015:
- ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE. I feel like sometimes we turn this into "Give and ye shall receive." We miss a lot of things God wants us to have because we've convinced ourselves we don't have anything to give in order to receive. The good news is Matthew 21:22 says "And all things , whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." Quit worrying about giving and simply ask!
- REGRET IS WORSE A YEAR OLDER. Haven't you always heard "Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today?" This is so true concerning doing things we know in our hearts we should. Repent where you need to, forgive where you need to, love where you need to. The longer the sorrow goes, the bigger it grows. Proverbs 15:13 tells us "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken."
- EFFORT WILL BE REWARDED. Remember the tortoise and the hare? Slow and steady won the race. Staying in the race is the moral to the story. This may be your year! You aren't napping, are you? Because it is true, you can't get something for nothing. Proverbs 28:20 says "A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent." That old rabbit is guilty as charged.
- TALKING TO STRANGERS BECOMES THE NEW CRAZE. If people ever realize they may be talking to a supernatural creature when they speak to a stranger, talking to strangers will become the latest, greatest crazy thing to do. Can you imagine a world of friendly people with everyone talking to everyone? Sounds like heaven doesn't it? Hebrews 13:2 says "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unaware." You can talk to an angel today!
- I'LL WRITE IF YOU'LL READ. Thank you for your faithful readership in 2014. I promise to seek God's guidance to continue to bring you a "word" each week. Please feel free to share these weekly emails with family, friends, co-workers, etc. or ask me to add them to my list. I love to share the splendor of our Heavenly Father!
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