Philippians 3:13-14 (KJV) Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. .
Forgetting our past, let’s enjoy our present. Let’s welcome the New Year 2021. We have undergone much in this past year that we would count as dismal at best. Yet we all must say that through it all, God has been faithful. The Word of God is still available today, and in some ways like never before. The truths contained in the pages of our Bible are still as true today as they were a year, ten years, a thousand years ago. In fact, they predicted we would have times of trials and tribulations.
John 16:33 (KJV) These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
If you are a Christian and reading this, it is apparent that Christ has not returned for His church. Therefore if He tarries through this day we will welcome the New Year 2021. I truly believe that in Christ, no matter what comes we can make this next year of our life fantastic and enjoyable.
Plan in 2021 to do something for the future and future generation so that the future generation can have something and someone to look forward to. Let us just say, ”Goodbye Bye 2020 Welcome 2021.” As we plan to share Christ in some way with someone. He is our only future, real future for any and all who will believe in Him. Learn how to personally share your faith. Find a good Bible Tract and begin to hand them out. Begin now inviting people to your church services, whether they are virtual or in person. Then call them up or meet with them following to see how they liked it. God can use you in 2021 to make this the absolute best year to come.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
We can not change what is past. However we can have a brighter view on tomorrow. Just before the book of the Revelation of John, the book of Jude has a great reminder for those looking for, and waiting on Jesus to return. It says…
Jude 1:20-25 (KJV)
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1, N.T. & PS.-2, Prov. – Monthly)
Genesis 1,2 / Psalm 1 / Proverbs 1 / Matthew 1,2
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Isa. 59-62 / 1 Thess. 5
Living In His Word Ministries
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