Many people start the New Year by making new resolutions..."turning
over a new leaf", they say. But sometimes we need to throw out the
whole book, and begin with new pages...new thoughts; new ideas; new
visions; new expectations; and just believe God when He said: "Behold,
I will do a NEW THING, and you shall know it." (Isaiah 43:19). So to
those who believe, we need to prepare our hearts to receive. Based on
the promises of God, we have no power to act in the Present if we lack
faith in the future.
The story is told of a little boy who boarded a train. He kept riding
all day long - from station to station. A Porter noticed the boy and
said: "Boy you''ve been riding this train all day long, but no one saw
you pay a fare." The boy in amazement replied: "Sir, don''t you know my
father? He''s the Conductor on this train - he paid my fare!" So it is
with us at times.
JESUS CHRIST, the Conductor and Commander of our life have already
paid our way by paying the ultimate price. He is the WAYMAKER in every
aspect of our life. He forgives us when we fail...He heals us when we
are sick...He delivers us in times of trouble...He''s our Provider in
times of need, and He has prepared a beautiful home for us in our
final retirement. "Let not your heart be troubled", He said. "You who
believe in God, BELIEVE ALSO IN ME"! (John 14:1)
Now, that boy did not see his father pay the fare, but HE KNEW that he
was the CONDUCTOR. HE KNEW that his father loved and cared about
him...So he rode along with perfect trust and faith, and enjoyed the
journey. HOW ABOUT YOU?
Jesus was at a wedding feast in Cana and the embarrassed Host said,
"WE HAVE NO MORE WINE". Jesus'' mother responded with all confidence:
"WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU TO DO..DO IT!" Through faith, prayer and
obedience, He''s still trying to tell us WHAT to do today, as we study
His Word. Like the children of Israel, Moses challenged them to
"choose you THIS DAY whom you will serve...who will you believe?
Where there''s faith and trust...GOD WILL ALWAYS MAKE A WAY...For, HIS
WAY is the ONLY WAY! Enjoy A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!