I've shared with you many times over the past couple of years my deep appreciation for the writings of Max Lucado. I believe he's been blessed by the Most High as well as being given the gift of encouragement. He never fails to lead me in a positive direction while gently reminding me that God will forever be faithful to His children.
For many the New Year brings with it continued promise for better days. How grateful and thankful those of you must be who are in this place! However, for others the future seems bleak and scary with no hope in sight for the situations pressing in upon them to improve. And so, it is to you, the broken and afraid, the downhearted and afflicted that I share with you a short passage from one of the books by Mr. Lucado.
From "He Still Moves Stones"
"The God of surprises strikes again...God does that for the faithful. Just when the womb gets too old for babies, Sarah gets pregnant. Just when the failure is too great for grace, King David is pardoned...
The lesson? Three words. Don't Give Up...
Is the road long? Don't stop.
Is the night black? Don't quit.
God is watching.
For all you know right at this moment...the check may be in the mail...
The apology may be in the making.
The job contract may be on the desk.
Don't quit. For if you do, you may miss the answer to your prayers."
Two-thousand eleven is a new beginning. A fresh start! A clean slate! Think positive and press on. You can make it! You can! I'm believing along with you the answer is on it's way and better days are ahead! I've always heard that Prayer is the key to heaven but it's our faith that will ultimately unlock the door!
Blessings and love to you this first beautiful Sunday of the year.