"All the nations you have made will come and worship before you" Psalm 86:9
Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dearly beloved in Christ,
2018 is behind us and 2019 lies ahead. At the dawn of this New Year, we give thanks to Almighty God, for His constant guid-ance throughout the past year. God blessed us with both pleas-ant and unpleasant events. The message God gave me at dawn of this year for our Parish came from the Book of Isaiah 43:18, 19.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.”
Isaiah’s writing to the Israelites came at their miserable period of exile. They have lost everything. The prophet gives a word of hope in the midst of their disappointments. The steps to em-bracing the new thing God wants to do in your life is to,
1 Change your focus –Quit looking behind, start looking ahead.
Forget the former things, if you are continually looking behind, you can’t see where you are going.
You can’t allow your past failures to possess you.
You cannot depend upon your past victories to sustain.
You cannot live on yesterday’s faith.
2. Clarify your focus- Discover what God wants for you.
You must first see yourself as God sees you.
You must see your possibilities as God sees them.
3. Commit yourself to God’s plan
Dear friends God has already set into motion a new direction and a new purpose in your life - Are you ready to obey and follow Him?
Wishing all parishioners, a fulfilling and prosperous new year. May your relationship with Jesus Christ grow stronger this year and may He grant you the courage to do His will perfectly in every aspect of your life.
Happy New Year to All.
In His Service
Rev. Reni K Abraham