Reflections For 2023
What has been the year 2022 for all of us is coming to an end in two days, and a new one approaches our doorstep. We look back with gratitude to the Almighty God, Emmanuel, who walks with us and has made all things possible for us. We face the year ahead with hope, courage, and loving acceptance of all that shall be, in God’s grace. I share with everyone this New Year prayer:
“My Father Who is in Heaven, Hallowed be your name. I thank you for the caring and keeping of my heart, my mind, and my body this year. I know that many of the events that have transpired over the course of the year may have been a surprise to me, but none of them were a surprise to you.
I bless your name because you are holy and worthy of my trust. Therefore, I rest in your goodness and I ask that you would heal the parts of me that need it, and protect the parts of me that are whole and pure.
I walk into this coming year with open arms, knowing that you have a bright hope and a future for me. I leave this year knowing that you cause all things to work together for my good, because I love you and have been called according to your purposes.
Have your way, oh Lord and wherever you lead me, I will follow! For I pray this in your son Jesus’ precious and mighty name, Amen.”
QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 -page book. Write a good one” - BRAD PAISLEY
FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5: 17