2012 – The Outstanding Year!

Jan 1, 2012   //   by admin   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on 2012 – The Outstanding Year!

Many of you may be like me saying, THANK GOD 2011 is OVER! The year 2011 seemed like two years in one because of the wrestle with life, sin, spiritual warfare, losses, and near losses, that many of us faced. With all that said, the scripture that came to my mind is 2 Timothy 4:7 (AKJV) ,”I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

I love the sport of boxing. While watching the sport, I do not want to see anyone destroyed to the point of no return but let’s face it, you and I both want to see a KNOCK OUT. Otherwise it would not be a good fight would it? Would it? I’ve seen matches where the two opponents were still standing at the end and they both say, “It was a good fight!” Why is that the case? Well, each person was able to fight their way through each round, they learned strategies from their opponent that will be carried over into future fights, and they finished the course of the fight on their feet.

In 2011, I’ve learned that the course, the Will of God, that He has set before me is my course. I cannot take on another person’s dream, vision or responsibility neither can I impose it on another. As stated by the Apostle Paul, Acts 20:24 (NLT), “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”

In 2012, Don’t allow remorse and regret of 2011 to stand in the way of an OUTSTANDING year. This new year 2012 shall be for those who have kept the faith (steadfastly trusting in God, good stewards of the gospel of Jesus Christ, honoring God’s rules of engagement, and maintaining a lifestyle of fidelity to God), a time to experience the love and fellowship of the Father. The year 2012 will reveal the Divine Order of God’s governmental rule. The shaking in 2011 was only the making of your foundation in 2012. With this solid foundation under the authority and rule of God, you are empowered to explore and expand. It’s going to be an OUTSTANDING NEW YEAR!

So what if you haven’t “Kept the Faith” but you love God or want to know God for the first time? Don’t make shameful excuses like some fighters do when they lose a match. Repent! Turn away from whatever caused you not to stay on your God assigned course (carnality, fantasies of who you want people to believe you are) and ask the Lord Jesus Christ forgive you and to help you to return to righteousness and truth. Forgiveness is so easy when it come from Christ. Just take it honey and take off to a new spiritual focus, peace and empowerment. This step of faith will make 2012 an OUTSTANDING year for you too!

Liberated to Serve Christ,
Pastor Tina R. McCrea


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