Dearly Beloved in Christ Jesus
If you are reading this message, then the Good and Great God has allowed you to see another year! So, now, what are your plans and goals for the New Year? Know this: man makes plans, but God orders Hhs steps. If you want to succeed in the New Year, put God in your plans. Put God in your business. Put God in your relationships. Put God in your finances. Acknowledge God in your plans for education, marriage, employment, finances, investments, and He will not disappoint you. You will be able to see God’s involvement in your affairs and concerns when you shift your values to the correct position: with God always first. God draws nearer to you when you put Him first. He desires for you to prosper, and He will grant you the desires of your heart if you seek Him first. Seeking God first means seeking a relationship with Him. It means seeking His guidance. It means committing your goals and plans to Him. It means acknowledging Him in all your ways. It means seeking Him in the morning, at noon, in the evening, and all through the day and night. If you do this, you will not be discouraged by what things look like. You will not be discouraged, afraid, despaired, depressed, anxious or doubtful. This is because you have obtained confidence and hope in God through a personal relationship with Him. This is part of the peace that He promises. Peace is attainable here on earth, independent of the trials and suffering we experience in this world. This is due to the fact that peace is a fruit of the Spirit. It is an offshoot or benefit that comes in the personal relationship one has with God. It means that you will have confidence that you will reach your goals and dreams. You can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you. When you have this personal relationship with God, you desire His Will. Then, you begin to transition towards His Will. His Will will be done. He will supply all your needs. He will give you peace unlike what the world gives you. The peace He gives you is in spite of what the world gives you. It goes beyond the physical and material, because God transcends all these things that are confined to space and time and human abilities. Encourage yourself in the Lord! God created you to be the head and not the tail. He created you to succeed-there is no failure in Him and with Him, all things are possible. Whatever the past years have left, press forward, and forget those hurtful experiences, which may be shameful and full of hurt. Make up your mind to do something different this year-form a personal relationship with God, in which you learn to depend on His guidance, give Him more of yourself, put Him first before anything or anyone. If you are single and you desire marriage, fall in love with the Lord first! Then seek Him for your desires. If you want a new car, commit to use it for service to God. If you just want peace, keep your mind on God. (Philippians 3:13,14; 4:12,13)
December Calendar: 24th 5PM Christmas Eve Prayer Services. 31st New Years Eve Services 1045PM. 12 Nights of Prayer for the 12months of 2021 January1-12, 5-6PM Please meditate on Philippians 4:8.
Sunday Services 9 AM Sunday School and 11 AM Worship Services.
Wednesdays 5 PM Bible Study and Prayer Service.
Holistic Ministries Inc. hopes to fellowship with you. We hope you will join us very soon to worship, fellowship, and learn of the goodness of Jesus. We believe salvation is an individual journey and that God’s people perish for a lack of knowledge. Jesus came to set us free; His burden is light and His yoke is easy. He already paid the cost for our salvation - when you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that He is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead, then you are saved! (Romans 10:9)
C.Y. Dozier, Pastor