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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Decade

Philippians 1:9-11 (NIV)
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

....I heard the radio announcer say...ready for the  new decade?  Hmmm....the word decade just popped out at me....I don't remember the last time I heard the word.....so naturally I began to think...where was I ten years ago.....hmmm year 2000.....Y2K.....what has happened in the last ten years.....have I grown spiritually....am I reflecting Christ more than before...how am I expressing grace & mercy to those I encounter....I mean the list goes on...........those that have "fallen asleep".....I remembered that I lost my mother-in-law, my uncle, my cousin, my grandmother.....Now this is not depressing.....I do miss them...but you see I specifically remember my conversation with my uncle & my cousin whom both reached out at took a hold of God's greatest gift---JESUS.....receiving the Love of God...forgiveness for their sins....now absent from the body they were present with the Lord!  Those memories....that testimony is clear in my mind.

So...what will 2010 bring.....with much excitement I welcome this new decade...and wait and see what the Almighty will do....how he will continue to change and mold me...what encounters he will lead me to....and how I can shine the Light wherever he leads me......  With all my imperfections...with all my faults...God continues to love me...love you.....and can use us if we surrender to his will.....Happy New Decade!!

Self examination...it's good, trusting that God will continue to change us & work through us...

God bless you!~Liz
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