SUNDAY January 1, 2017
New Year’s Day
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accordin one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit… - Acts 2:1-4
A New Year opens with great expectancy as if a new chapter has begun in your life. Perhaps you will pick up a pen and begin to write an introductory, contemplating your goals and desires you wish to be accomplished, over the next twelve months. However, what about getting on your knees to prayerfully ask the Lord what He wants to do with your life this year?
Imagine, what God could do if the body of Christ––individual believers, would seek Him diligently. God has given us gifts and talents to be used for His glory in the body of Christ. Christians must obediently make themselves available to the Lord and willingly take on the tasks He desires for them to do.
If only the Church––believers in Christ, would unite together they could be used to build the kingdom of God––not their own little kingdoms. Then the Lord could send a fresh fire and baptize the body of Christ with the Holy Spirit. As in the book of Acts; the Church would be emboldened to share the Gospel and people would be saved (Acts 2).
God is always looking for men and women He can use. What has the Lord called you to do this New Year? Will you prayerfully seek Him for the wisdom on how you can accomplish the ministry He has given to you?
For the eyes of the Lordrun to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
~2 Chronicles 16:9~
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