In the Denton Record Chronicle each day is a section I enjoy reading that tells what happened on this day in history. It includes how many days are left in the year. It was exciting this morning to read that there were only TWO days left in 2015.
For some of us, that is good news as we’d like to say good riddance to 2015. Some of us look forward to leaving some of the personal and spiritual challenges we faced this year in the rearview mirror.
But for some of us, we don’t see the coming year as any better. There are still terrorists out there. There are still national problems unsolved. And there are still personal and spiritual matters in our lives that changing the page on a calendar won’t fix.
But there’s good news. Ours is the God of new beginnings – Christmas is proof of that. And so is the calendar. God’s excited to “start over” with you, if you will let him. Sunday I shared a prophetic word from Joseph Oppong that in 2016 God wants us to do what we can, where we are, with what we have. He’s not demanding that you fix everything in your life, but he wants you to do something. Make a move toward him and He will meet you there. Check out the sermon online here. I think it will encourage you.
And join us this Sunday for the second part of this new year’s series. We’ll be talking about going into 2016 with a clean slate, a fresh start, with no regrets.
And with two days left in the year, don’t forget giving. Check your giving to the church for the year and make sure you’re living up to God’s standard for giving. Write the check and drop it in the mail before Jan. 1 or give online here and you’ll receive tax credit for 2015.