Reaching For Higher Heights In 2019

It is that time again, a new year, new beginnings, and a fresh start. I challenge you to go higher in Christ. Be who God predestined you to be. As the New Year begins, our top priority should be to glorify God to the highest and as a result have our lives transformed. Our goal should be to have an intimate relationship with Christ.

How can I experience true intimacy with God?

An intimate relationship with God means the deepest part of you is having a relationship with a deep part of God. True intimacy with God begins with drawing near to him. God will never draw near to those who do not draw near to Him, and the way we draw near is through righteousness. “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:8)

In my closing, as the year ends and opens up for a new year it is my prayer that you attain true intimacy with God. Jesus must be our model. We loved God because he first loved us (1 John 4:19), and the way we prove our love for Him is by obeying his word. Jesus told his followers, “If you love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). There can only be intimacy with God when we are in good fellowship with Him through obedience. Joy and peace comes from trusting God and yielding to His will. Have a blessed and prosperous New Year.

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Where Do We Find Strength In Troubled Times?


God is our refuge and strength in times of trouble. He is always ready to help during difficult times. No matter what happens in the world he is reminding us to be still and know that He is God and know that He is in control and know that He will provide and He will make a way. We need to find strength in the Lord our God in the midst of turbulent times.

Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 32:7-8 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 34:17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.

Where do we find strength in troubled times? In the Lord our God!




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