Friday, January 2, 2009

January 2, 2009
“Blessed [happy] is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord” (Jeremiah 17:7).
Day 2 of my 31 Day Challenge...

I got my 10 push ups in yesterday and today! Yeah!
I work today. I am excited to see if there were any New Year's Babies born!
Let's see for today I vow to take the stairs at the hospital instead of the elevator! I park on the bottom and have to go up 3 flights. Then in the hospital the Postpartum is on the 3rd floor. I will see if I can do the stairs without huffing and puffing at the top! Wish me luck! (I'll let you know how it went tomorrow!)

Today's Tidbit:
The hope for your new year can be as bright as the promises of God. The Bible offers you confidence for the future—not based on your own ingenuity or determination, but on the love and mercy of God. Nothing in the coming year—rising prices, unemployment, family problems—yes, nothing can change this solid hope.

Remember Jesus offers what you could never purchase and no one can take from you... that is not based on your feelings or merits but on the never-ending mercies of God (Romans 5:8).

...freedom to know and enjoy God because Jesus Christ has taken the punishment for your sins (1 Peter 3:18).

...friendship that will never disappoint you because Jesus promised, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). eternal home where the killjoys of earth—selfishness, hatred, death—will all be gone (Revelation 21:4).

As you enter this new year, you can depend on yourself and wish for the best, or you can put your hope in God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Through faith in His Word you can be filled with hope that will never fail and life that will never end.

To make this real in your life, you can pray a prayer like this:

God, I know I can’t build a productive or happy life on my own—I need Your help and Your presence in my life. More importantly, I need Your forgiveness for all my sins and new life through Christ whose death paid the penalty for my sins against You. I now turn from my sins and invite Jesus Christ to be my Savior and Lord. Give me a NEW HOPE Lord.

“Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God” (Psalm 146:5).