12.26.15 Well Christmas is over now what?
It's Time To Put Things Away.
A. Decorations, Lights, and other seasonal items
B. If you decorated…it is time to put them away.
C. Wrapping paper, gift bags, bows, etc.
D. Just as we put these away, we should put away our hurts, our unfulfilled expectations
E. Put away the comparisons…
F. Let's not forget what Christmas is supposed to be about.
Acts 20:35, "...and to remember the words of our Lord Jesus, how He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."
It's Time To Express Gratitude For What We Have Received.
We should be thankful for the gifts we have received from those who love us.
Also don't forget about the multitude of other gifts such as...
Family, Friends, Health, Jobs & Church
The most important is our salvation through Jesus Christ.
(Romans 6:23) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Has the Lord blessed you? This is a great time of year to remember that and thank Him.
It's Time To Get Back To A Normal Routine.
Christmas has been fun...but it is time to get back to normal (whatever that may mean)
For some of us that will mean a change in what we eat. For others it will mean going back to work and getting back on schedule. For students it means getting back to classes. For believers it means getting back to the basics of living for Him daily. Living for the Lord isn't always exciting, but it is always rewarding.
(1 Corinthians 4:2) Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
It has been nice to have a break, and enjoy the holidays, but it is required of us that we be found faithful.
It's time to start thinking about 2016, keep looking forward and never look back. Keep your eyes on the prize and that prize is Heaven.
* If you have never trusted Christ as Savior, commit your life to Him today.
*Christians, why not make a commitment to His local church…join with us as we serve the Lord together in the New Year.
* Church members, how about a commitment to become more involved in serving others this year?
* There isn't an area or ministry of our church that couldn't use some additional folks who are willing to faithfully serve.
So as we start the New Year together let's think about what we can do for God this upcoming year.
Lord I come to You thanking You for all You have given us. I thank You for allowing the family to come for Christmas Dinner, I thank You for sending Omar to be a new member of our family. I thank You for our Church family and for giving my job I have. Thank You for the people I work with. I thank You for giving me a loving and caring husband. Lord I pray if there is anyone reading this that doesn't know You as their Lord and Savior then let today be the day for salvation. God please watch over my facebook family and friends and know I love You. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.