2017 with HOPE

Another year is dawning:
Dear Father, let it be,
In working or in waiting,
Another year with Thee;
Another year of progress,
Another year of praise,
Another year of proving
Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies,
Of faithfulness and grace;
Another year of gladness
In the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning
Upon Thy loving breast;
Another year of trusting,
Of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service,
Of witness for Thy love;
Another year of training
For holier work above.
Another year is dawning;
Dear Father, let it be,
On earth or else in heaven,
Another year for Thee.

by Frances R. Havergal (1836-1879)

Do you need a New Year’s Resolution for 2017?  

But, you say, every resolution in past years have only lasted a couple of weeks at best…like going to the gym…and then have dwindled down to never being accomplished.

Well here’s one for you that can provide all that hope you need to fulfil it and keep it going.  Try these runners on for size…

“…Let us lay aside every weight,

and the sin which so easily ensnares us,

and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

looking onto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.”  

Hebrews 12:1-2 

Next…

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.  

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.  For the Lord is good;

His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.”  

Psalm 100:4-5

Be thankful for His faithfulness to us.  For His eternal love.  For His mercies.

Then…

May your walk with Jesus in 2017 be the best adventure

you’ll ever have!!!!