Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hear Him Speak

What will we do in the New Year?

During the Christmas season we are reminded of the birth of Christ, that a Savior was born. We are reminded to be loving, kind and giving. We reach out to give to others, adopt a family that may need food or children that need presents. During the Christmas season we let our hearts be touched and we reach out to do something for another in need.

Today let’s remember also that a Savior died. He lived a blameless life and went to his death on a cross. The most brutal type of death. He went mocked and ridiculed, bloodied and bruised. These things, he endured to save a people that didn't deserve it. Then on the third day, He rose from the grave and defeated death. So you and I didn't have to be bound by death any longer.

Christmas is now over and the New Year is about to begin. So I ask, what will you do in the New Year? Will you continue in the spirit of Christmas, thinking of others or will you put the focus back on yourself. Will you reach out to those around you and give them the truth they so desperately need?

The world is full of the poor, the needy, the hurt and the abused. They need Jesus just like you did. Some of those people only you can reach. They may be your friend, a neighbor or a stranger. But they are unique to your situation. Everyone needs Jesus, don't keep Him to yourself.

Begin to pray for a heart that loves like Christ does. Begin to ask for a giving heart and who you can give it to. If you ask, He will tell you how and give you the power to do it.

God Bless and Happy New Year!

6 comments:

nAncY said...

encouraging words, sherri.

valerie lynn said...

My prayer and sincere hope from my heart is to be the woman God created me to be. I simply desire to walk as He walked when He was on this earth. I want to reach out to those who are crying for help and do not know where to turn. Simply put I have asked God to "send and use me as He so desires, leads and directs my path." AMEN!

God bless! I love you! Happy New Year!

Peter P said...

Amen!

Happy New Year Sherri.

May God bless you abundently in 2009

With love in Christ,

Peter

Lori said...

Amen!

Happy new year Sherri! May 2009 get a fresh touch from heaven! God bless!

Bryant said...

I appreciate your thoughts. So many spend a few days in December focusing on the Savior but so quickly forget as soon as the New Year parties begin. I pray that we can see our communities moving closer and closer to the Lord. I plan to start with me!

Peter said...

Important reminders to keep looking beyond our little microcosms. Well said. Thanks for the visit Sherri! Blessings to you in the new year!

Peter
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