A New Year of Hope

“Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.” (1)

THE PLEASURABLE THINGS WE ENJOY ARE GOD’S GIFTS!

The good things in life are created by God and are to be received with thanksgiving and praise. Pleasurable things such as friendship, family, good food, fellowship and ministry, are some of God’s blessings that remind us of His goodness. Amazingly, God can even take unforeseen tragic events and provide sustaining power and grace to transform it into instruments of praise. To Him we bring our honor, and glory and thanks!

“For what is our hope or happiness or our victor’s wreath of exultant triumph when we stand in the presence of our lord Jesus at His coming? Is it not you?” (2)

Jesus is the Son of God; always and foremost – our sure foundation. We are  His servants, called to continue in His work. The Lord’s riches, wisdom and grace are at work in us for His glory – He is our greatest joy and reward. Hence, any crown we receive reverts back to God’s beauty, wonders and majesty.  As we cooperate with the Lord in His work we also receive another reward that fills us with joy.

OUR REWARD IS NOT FOR A PIECE OF METAL BUT IT IS FOR THE WINNING OF SOULS TO CHRIST.  

YOU are our joy! Affectionately, with a contrite spirit we come to you, saying THANK YOU! As we begin the New Year, it is an appropriate time to show our appreciation  for those who have supported God’s work in the ministry of the gospel. Addressing Crisis Together Ministry has grown exponentially, and we thank God who has blessed us beyond our expectations.  And, we thank God for you! You confirm and bless this ministry by your commitment to pray, and how you encourage us by your comments. Although some of us may never meet here on earth; the hope embraced is that we will meet in heaven, someday. Our joy is for your salvation, growth and perseverance of faith through God’s grace. Amen! In God’s faithfulness you stand steadfast and we are thankful!

OUR REWARD RESULTS IN PRAISE TO THE KING OF GLORY!

God calls us to Himself. He uses ordinary people as His instruments to deliver the gospel, to promote spiritual growth, and to offer comfort. We are encouraged in seeing and hearing about believers who are growing in grace and the statutes of the Lord, Jesus Christ.  I thank God for each one of you!

I send my BLESSINGS TO YOU and THE JOY of a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Footnotes:

  1. James 1:17 amp
  2. 1 Thessalonians 2:19 Niv
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