HAPPY NEW YEAR
Someone has said, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing." The old year is almost gone and the New Year is about to begin. We can make our plans for the New Year, but we can only live one day at a time.
David prayed in Psalm 39:4-6: "LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them."
A wise person lives a life that is prepared to meet the Lord. He/she knows that death can occur at any moment. The wise know they have an appointment with death.
The person of wisdom who has trusted Jesus as his Savior can live out his days with confidence in God. A person who is prepared for life can say, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Philippians 1:21)
We can only live our years one day at a time. As we begin the New Year, let us live the days of our years to the glory of God. We are to live out our days worshipping the Lord until He comes for us. Once we are in heaven, we will worship the Lord throughout all eternity.
The men who attended the Prayer Advance on January 30 through February 1 were blessed by the Lord. They heard some great preaching and the Lord used it in their lives. They came back rejoicing and sharing with those of us who didn't attend. Their testimonies were a blessing to my heart. I wasn't able to go this year, but I am looking forward to attending next year, if the Lord allows me to go.
On Saturday February 8, 2014, the men had a special day at the church. Breakfast was provided by the church and some of the men prepared the meal. It was a delicious breakfast. After the meal, we had a time of testimonies and praises. Our Bible study was from John 15:10-14 entitled: "What A Friend We Have In Jesus." Nice prizes were award to those who won the gift.
The men shared during the 11:00 a.m.. and 6:00 p.m.. services on Sunday February 8. Those who attended the Prayer Advance shared their experiences. Others gave their testimonies about the things the Lord has been doing in their lives. At the conclusion of the evening service, we enjoyed a covered dish supper prepared by the men of the church. They fixed a delicious meal.
I loaded a few pictures of our Men's and Boy's Day and some of the men sharing their testimonies.
I am thankful for praying men and those who are ministering to the needs of other people. May the Lord raise up an army of men who follow no one but Christ.
A PURPOSEFUL LIFE.
Charles Stanley: "Wisdom is the capacity to see things from God's perspective and respond according to scriptural principles."
Solomon wrote, "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." (Proverbs 4:7)
We cannot live a purposeful life that is successful without the wisdom of God. The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. When we do God's will with the wisdom He provides, we can live a life of purpose for His glory and our good.
Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:15-17: "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is."