1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
Lord-Christ, It’s a Brand New Year! It’s a New Beginning! We gave you our griefs, sorrows and disappointments last night, rolled them up into a box, and took them out to the fire pit to burn them. We have left 2015 behind. You promise in Your Word that you will work all things together for good to those who Love You, Dear God; and to those who know they are called according to Your Purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Father-God, 2016 is formless and void for us. Nothing is written in that book yet. Please fill it, fill us, with Your purpose, with Your love, with Yourself.
O Spirit of God, even as You hovered over the surface of the waters in the beginning of time, we know You hover over our lives. Overshadow us with Your Purpose, Your Will, and Your Ways.
Dearest God, you call us to Commit our works to You, to trust in You and watch You work miraculous and wonderful things in and through us. We lay our lives down before you, at the Dawn of this New Year, and we pray for You to Glorify Yourself in and through us. Both now and every day for the rest of Our lives.
O Good and Gracious God, bless us to be a blessing to others. We can only be who we are, no more, no less. But in Christ, we can do all things. Help us to be all things to all men in order to save some, in 2016.
Happy New Year to All!
To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some. (1 Corinthians 9:22)
In Jesus’ Love we thrive
Carole L. Haines