Happy New Years!


Why not kick off the new year with a reunion with Xanga and those who are still subscribed to me (if any hehe)…


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STOP AND THINK!!


Reflect over 2005 and think about your favorite memories, favorites people, favorite object and possesions, and even the times that changed your life (whether good or bad)…


Once you have several things in mind, think of the God who GAVE you all of those things and memories and it was He who CHOSE to give you LIFE.


God is here. You might not believe in Jesus Christ or think that He is the only way (which He is) but the reality is that in 100 years, we will be gone. Our bodies, memories, the stories of our lives, our possessions, our friends and significant others will all be forgotten on earth. Why live for something that will fade away in a few years when there is something that is True and Lasts for all eternity. This Christmas season marks the celebration that a Savior came to earth so that there is some meaning in life that will last past our time on earth and will be better than we can even imagine.


John 10:10 states


“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.


It amazes me that God loves people like Jonah who ran in the opposite direction of God’s calling for him as Jonah tried to avoid going to Nineveh. He does the same for us, when we sin (which is doing something wrong or not doing something right according to God’s Will) and try to flee from the presence of God, He forgives us and still loves us more than we can ever return to Him. He brings the gift of Life to us through Jesus Christ and it is for ANYONE who sincerely wants it!


Jesus says in John 8:12:


“I am the light of the world. WHOEVER follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


****ALL I ask is that as this new year begins, to really think about the meaning of life and the love God has for you if you only let Him into your heart.****


Just as King David told his son, Solomon in 1 Chronicles 28:9…


“And you, [those reading this now], acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. IF YOU SEEK HIM, HE WILL BE FOUND BY YOU; BUT IF YOU FORSAKE HIM, HE WILL REJECT YOU FOREVER.”


 


What a JOY God can and will bring to your life that NOTHING of this world can match!


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Here are some verses about where are Joy comes from and to Whom it should go!


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Despite any difficulties and struggles in life, God calls us to still rejoice in Him and He will give us ALL that we need! IT’S JUST AS HE WANTS US TO BE!!!!!!!!!


HABAKKUK 3:17-19…

“Though the fig tree does not bud

And there are no grapes on the vines;

Though the olive crop fails,

And the fields produce no food;

Though there are no sheep in the pens,

And no cattle in the stalls,

Yet I will REJOICE in the Lord!

I will be joyful in God my Savior!

The Sovereign Lord is my strength,

He makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

He enables me to go on the heights.

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HERE IS ANOTHER VERSE ABOUT JOY!!!


Isaiah 61:10


I delight greatly in the Lord;

my soul rejoices in my God.

For He has clothed me with garments of salvation

and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,

as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,

and as a bride adorns herself with jewels.

 

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I TRULY HOPE EVERYONE’S NEW YEAR IS AWESOME AND VERY BLESSED! I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL SOON!

 

 

GOD BLESS,

Matthew Watts

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