Happy new year family! I hope everyone had a great safe New Years celebration and I pray you all have determined to be even more committed to Christ in the year to come. Remember there is no standing still in Christ. Either you are moving forward or you are moving backward. The first week of this new year is really a great time to self-evaluate and decide to make some changes. Change is not easy, but it is necessary. Luke 5:37-39 says, "And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, 'The old is better.'" God gave us a new spirit when we accepted Jesus Christ, but when we try to make that spirit fit into our old lifestyles we end up wasting the gift God gave us. Trust me that is not a gift you want to throw away.
So as we commit together to be better vessels for Christ, let's remember to give Him thanks for the journey thus far and all of His wonderful grace and mercies. Every trial and every blessing should bring us closer to God and His glory. The devotion for the week is on thankfulness and the song selection is For Every Mountain by Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr singers. This song really blew the roof off the church yesterday and I hope it is a blessing to each of you. Also please do not forget to pray for our brothers and sisters in the persecuted church. The prayer request this week focuses on 7 house churches that were shut down in Indonesia.
I love you and hope that you have a wonderfully blessed week!
Song of the Week
Pray for Indonesia