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NEW WORDS FOR A NEW YEAR
In a new year, there is a lot of concern over what directions we may take in our lives. Certainly our Creator knows more than we do as to what will come our way in 2018. However, we have a part to play in the unfolding of new ventures and decisions for ourselves, our families and our church.
In the Old Testament, the Hebrew mind saw a right way and a wrong way to walk before God. In the works of the Law, there was a path that was correct, righteous and just. That was a path that God himself had ordained for His People to follow.
If they chose a path contrary to God’s Will, then they would merit the consequences and fail in their devotion to God Almighty. They would distance themselves from the ultimate design of God for their Nation and for them as a Faith People.
Yes, we too have choices to make in life. The choices can be difficult and may require us to “think outside the box.” We can learn from each other and from the experiences in their personal walk with God.
However, the choice to follow God, to follow Jesus is the core of every decision we must make. . . for in our best efforts, Christ must be central to our work and our practices.
So, as we move into a new year with new boards, committees and new decisions to make, we ask for wisdom and strength to be aligned with God’s Will.
The daily text for January 1 is “You must therefore be careful to do as the Lord your God has commanded you; you shall not turn to the right or the left.” Deuteronomy 5:32
May this serve as a reminder of the Rock of our Salvation and the hope we have in Jesus, our Lord.
Message from David Merritt
Bethania Moravian Church