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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Year Has Begun

Greetings fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord. Grace and peace to you through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Thanks be to our great God who has preserved us unto this day. A new year has begun, and we know not what the future holds, but we know Him who holds the future and each of us in His hands. We know Him who has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. Our lives and times are truly in His hands and we are secure in the bundle of the Lord.

We thank Him for the road we traveled in 2012. We thank Him for his faithfulness and His mercies. We thank Him for His strength and for being our fourth man in the fire during our past trials. We thank Him for making us to grow in His grace and the knowledge of Him and filling us with His unspeakable joy and peace! We thank Him for opening the gates for the saints who have finished their earthly sojourn.

As we continue on our journey, let us purpose to trust in Him who has begun a good work in us and will complete it. Knowing this, we look forward with hope and great expectation. He is charting our course and we need not fear wind or rain. We position ourselves on this new threshold to do the Father's business. We empty ourselves and leave behind those things that belong to yesterday. Do not be detained for excess baggage. This is a new day! Embrace the possibilities and the challenges. Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of our faith!

All the best in 2013 by the grace and mercies of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
--A Walk In The Garden Devotionals

This word of encouragement first appeared from A Walk In The Garden in our 2006 newsletter. We believe it is so relevant year after year. so we change the year and resend it year after year. God bless you!


Show me Your ways, O Lord,
Teach me Your paths. Lead me
in Your truth and teach me, for
You are the God of my salvation;
on You I wait all the day.
(Psalm 25:4 & 5)

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