January Newsletter 2017

Is There Any Hope For The New Year?

As the calendar turns over to another year, most people start thinking about what they did or didn’t do the past year, and what they would like the new year to bring. Some people make resolutions or goals, others might just spend some time in prayerful mediation. Whatever your personal new year habits might be, the Bible is the best source for guidance and wisdom.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Here the prophet Jeremiah tells us that there is hope and prosperity for the new year and beyond. When we follow the Lord, we don’t have any reason to be afraid or anxious about the future.

We also have reassurance from the prophet Isaiah.

Isaiah 40:31

“but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

So, according to Isaiah, we will soar on wings like eagles. Isn’t that the best news we could get for our new year?

Then this timely advice from the book of Romans.

Romans 12:2

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

This verse in Romans 12 is one of my favorite verses for a new beginning. It speaks of God’s perfect will for our lives, but it is also a call to action on our parts. Our spirits have been transformed by Jesus when we confess Him as Savior, but it’s up to us to renew our earthly minds, share this good news and listen to God so that we can discern His will.

It’s All About JESUS!

The folks at Magalia Pines Baptist Church wish you a blessed, prosperous and Happy New Year with an open invitation to come with us to church on Sundays and learn more of what the Lord has in store for your life and your new year. May God Greatly Bless You.

Magalia Pines Baptist Church 14098 Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954

(530) 873-9448