Thursday, December 31, 2009
~Excerpt from Enough by Juan Williams
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
We will win in 2010!
Things were supposed to be fine in 2009!
All was to be great in 2008!
I’m sure you’ve heard statements like these at length around this time of year every year. Anybody ever wonder why we keep declaring these positive affirmations year after year? What are we going to win? What is going to be so great? What are we really looking so forward to? What is really our expectation?
I got good news for you. Thanks to Jesus Christ, we are definitely going to win in 2010! We won in 2009, 1999, 1989 and every other year withwhich you can rhyme something or say something cool about! If you are a blood washed, born again believer in Jesus Christ I have news for you…
I challenge you this year to embrace your true victory. I’m not merely talking about the way the Lord is going to meet your physical needs as promised. I’m talking about the ultimate victory that was wrought through the advent, death, burial and resurrection of our Lord.
I invite you to study Philippians 3 sometime around the beginning of this New Year. Know that this world is not our home. We are sojourners in this strange land. Verse 19 says:
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: KJV
Depending on your translation, the word conversation may be, and could more accurately be rendered citizenship. It seems as though all too often, our “New Years resolutions” and things we “are believing” God for in the next year have to do with our wants on this plane of existence. If we are honest about it, most of us would admit that we enjoy the creature comforts of this life. It is ok for us to want them and the Lord understands our feelings towards them. However I challenge you to make sure that as we go into 2010, you are not allowing your appetite (v. 19) for this world’s goods shape your outlook and your focus.
I challenge you in 2010 to lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. (Matthew 6:20) Happy New Year!!!
We Have Already Won in 2010!!!