Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 1

Happy New Year! Today is a day for a fresh start, a do-over, new beginnings, and a brand new page in history. What are you going to do with it? It really just feels like the next day for me, but the calendar and the activity from last night indicate that we have a new year. Jesus gave all of us exactly that when He gave His life for our sins. Just like Frosty the Snowman when he comes back to life after melting, he was given new life so he came back exclaiming "Happy Birthday!" On this, the birth of a new year, maybe it would be a good day to go over your laundry list of sins, repent, and start off this year with a clean slate. Sin is what separates us from the Father, so it is very important that we have a repentant heart and ask forgiveness. I would rather not have God hide His face from me and know that he hears my cries as I ask for help. I pray that you see God's activity in your life today and for the rest of this year!

Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. Isaiah 59:1-2

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