"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit." -Jeremiah 17:7-8
"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love." -John 15:9 The Bible is full of blessings for those who abide in Jesus, who put their trust in Him and build their lives on His Word.
As the new year begins, we look to Him to keep these promises, as we trust in Him and wait on Him. We need nothing more than the blessing of God on our personal lives, our families, our churches and communities, and our nation.
“Give us this day our daily bread,” we pray, understanding that by daily bread we mean everything we need from food, clothing and shelter to good friends and neighbors, happy homes and good government.
For all of these things we look to the Lord, trusting in Him, relying upon His forgiveness and love for us and His faithfulness to His Word.
Lord Jesus, You are our Source of supply, our Provider, our Lord and King. Bring healing, peace, justice, and prosperity to Your beloved children this year. By Your Holy Spirit keep us close, abiding in You and Your love this year. Amen.
Pastor Dan Giles