Friday, January 1, 2016

may God bless you in 2016

Be blessed.  I am praying for you!

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 23 “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them: 24 The Lord bless you, and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; 26 The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’ 27 So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.”

I have heard those words for many, many years.  It was handed to Moses to pass down to others who were in turn to share them with God’s people.  There is never a time when God pours out blessings that we are to keep them for ourselves.  The blessings of God are intended to be shared with others.

How are you sharing the stuff, the opportunities and the truth that God is placing in your life?  This is most often seen in how we use our time, our talents and our treasure. 

In the blessing from Moses to Aaron and on to the people of God was the pure desire for God’s face and His glory to shine on and through His people.  This blessing included the presence of real peace and the opening of possibilities for more blessings from God.

These blessings aren’t the winning of the million-dollar lottery.  These blessings are meant to change lives, to create more blessings and to allow people to experience God.

I pray that in 2016 that you and I will enjoy the presence of God so much that we overflow with the peace of God and His glory for all those we come in contact with. 

This is going to be a great year.  I’m ready.  Are you?

Psalm 57:5  NLT
Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens! May your glory shine over all the earth.

People I am praying for:
My family (to fall even more in love with Jesus and serve more than ever before), You (to see and seize the incredible grace of God as well as share that grace with others), our church (to grow in number because many more people accept Jesus in 2016 and to move in to our new campus), my community (to find even more hope in Christ and a lift in the economy), myself (to seek Him fully and to lead with greater passion).  Who are you praying for?

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