Meditations From the Heart
12/31/13 at 09:01 PM 2 Comments

In the beginning God .......

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January 1 is a new beginning. It is the first day of 2014. We have not been this way before. This is a new adventure for us all. We do not know what lies ahead of us. If we think upon this truth it can be a bit scary. We may have our plans. We may know what we desire to accomplish in 2014. However, the reality is, we do not know with any certainty what lies ahead of us.

Genesis 1:1 tells us in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Have you taken a look towards te heavens recently? How vast it is. How magnificant it is. I love to travel by air, sit next to a window in the plane and watch the various forms of the clouds. Their beauty always take my thoughts to the One who created them. Psalm 19:1 declares: " The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork." Take a look around you at nature as we call it - the trees, the snow in winter and beautiful blossoms and flowers in the spring and in the summer. In spite of the ravishes of sin the earth it is still an awesome place. God created them both.

In the beginning of our 2014 God should be the Creator of our dreams and of our goals. He should be our Navigator. Is God capable of navigating our lives through 2014? When I look at the heavens I think He is. When I consider the events surrounding the birth of the Christ Child in Bethlehem: The decree from Cesear Augustus that "all the world should be registered", the angels appearing to the shepherds while the shepherds watch their flocks, the star in the east leading the wise men to the baby Jesus, sending Jesus with Mary and Joseph to stay in Egypt until the death of Herod to name a few events. Surely our God, the Almighty God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is more than capable of guiding our lives.

Let us give over our wills to Christ this year without fear. He can manage the universe. He made it. Heb 1:1, 2. He can surely manage your life and mine. Psalms 121 tells us our Lord does not sleep. He "keeps Israel". He will keep His Church as well. We can claim His declarations in Psalms 121 when we embrace verses 1 and 2. If Psalm 121 does not impress you, then look at the cross of Jesus Christ. He was humiliated, He suffered as no one has suffered, He was forsaken by His Father - He cried out on the cross, My God, My God, why have You forsaken me? He died for us all. God raised Him from the dead and He is alive forevermore. He is presently interceding to the Father on our behalf.

What a Savior!!! Surely we can place our lives in His hands in 2014. We will have peace. Whatever comes our way, or crosses our path, we will have a worry-free year.

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