With '07 coming to a close and '08 just around the corner, it is good to remember markers of faith and times of great celebration. This picture was taken at the very end of the Confidence conference where the WJOF worship team and choir conluded with the song "TODAY" while we whacked some mega balloons in the air.
Here are some of the lyrics:
"Today, I choose to give my best to you, Today I choose to follow you. As for me and my house, we will serve you, as for me and my house, we will spend our lives on you ....today."
A year comes and goes like a blink of an eye- but if we truly cherish the time we are given and spend our time wisely- we can enter into the new year with CONFIDENCE. Time is a gift. When you consider your life, are you wasting it or living up to your God given potential? We all have the same gift of 24 hours in each day: 1440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. Advice is one thing- transforming truth is quiet another. Jesus’ timeless truths will mean nothing to us unless we put them into practice. In order to take the time to give out of the abundance of our hearts, we must first receive. A line I will not soon forget from our keynote speaker is "You cannot impart what you first don’t possess." Do you have reason to CELEBRATE? Do you know God Personally? You have every reason in the world to celebrate because of that decision to accept Jesus as your Savior and follow Him as Lord of your life.
Don't know if I believe in the magical list of "new year's resulotions", but we should take notice when someone makes a life changing commitment. It's all about priorities..... Taking the time to spend with God is ultimately time well spent. In these moments, we find true significance- a far cry from that elusive rat race notch on one’s belt. The next priority on the journey to right living is time spent with earth’s eternal commodity: people- God’s richest resource. You cannot put a price tag on days gone by, memories stored and time invested in the care and nurture of a soul. Celebrate the journey of faith Christ Jesus is calling you to. Celebrate the lives touched as a result of your witness and those who impact your life as well. Take the time to reflect- Life is meant to be celebrated!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and time well spent in 2008!