Anything Is Possible. This is what I want you to keep in mind. The year 2016 is here. Everything that may have occurred prior to 2016, whether you felt that it was good or bad, count it all joy, according to James 1:2. There was a lesson to be learned in everything that you encountered; therefore, all of it was a blessing. As you begin your new year, start it off on a positive note, knowing that anything is possible. Life itself can often time have you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed, that you have just had more than your share of hardships. Just keep in mind, that human being living on earth has to deal with something that life throws their way. Be aware and alert, because the enemy will use these stressors to distract you and test your faith. The enemy will have you believing that you have had more than your share of hardships. Always remember that God never gives us more than our share and that all things are possible when we have faith in Christ. Remember a major aspect of faith is trust. Simply trust God that nothing is impossible with Him and that He will take care of all that we cannot.
“For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37
Something To Think About
Martin Luther King, Jr. is acknowledged every year in January on the third Monday as an American federal holiday. This acknowledgment marks his birthday, January 15th. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in the year 2000. Martin Luther King Jr. stated during one of his many speeches, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that”. So in 2016, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” According to Matthew 5:16. We can certainly accomplish this task after what God has done for us: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Suggested Scripture Reading: Luke Chapter 1
Clethen U. Sutton, Pastor Superintendent of the West Central District