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15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
I don’t think there has been a year that has gone by where we didn’t make commitments (resolutions) on what we will (maybe a better word is “try”) do differently in the new year. 2020 will be remembered as the year where all we have taken for granted regarding living, I mean “simply living” was put to the test. Our stress levels have risen, our family has not been as easily accessible, our day-to-day required significant adjustment. The list goes on and on.
Our friends at Cru have a great piece titled “How to Trust God, Even in Difficult Times” by Brittany Yesudasan. You can find it on their website. In it Brittany provides us with seven very important steps to take when faced with difficulty. These seven are: seek truth in scripture, confess unbelief, share your concerns with your community, remember God and spend time with Him, look for things to be grateful for, walk in the Holy Spirit, and wait on the Lord.
When I went through these steps I immediately thought “how simple” and how many times I have probably heard them before. But 2020 has had a way of forcing us to really look internally. So I thought, no better way to start 2021 than to get out a big mixing bowl and stir in the ingredients from this Trust God recipe. They are all essential to a healthy Christian’s life. They require balance, diligence, sacrifice, and pure honesty.
A dear friend of mine publishes a daily devotional on Facebook. In his New Year’s Eve addition he sums it all up with Micah 6:8. I like The Message version so I am including it here, “But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It is quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously --”
My prayer for 2021 is “God place those in my path whom I can care for. Let me recognize those that need the love of Jesus in their heart. Let me see them through YOUR eyes Lord. Let me never be too preoccupied to miss the opportunity to be salt and light.”
I know this is a Stewardship and Giving Update section, but this week, due to publication deadlines, we are not including our chart. You can see where we stand by going to the giving page on either Northland’s website or app.
Happy New Year!
Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Get your tickets to see Christian comedian, Chonda Pierce.
This session of Belong and Grow will meet via Zoom. It will be fun and family friendly! More details will come your way after you register.
Tuesdays, January 26 to February 16, 6:30 P.M.- 8 P.M. | via Zoom
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The Origin of This Book
“The Bible is one story that unfolds in one book, by one author, about one subject. A story that moves from promise to fulfillment.”
Whether you are brand new to exploring the Bible or you have read it many times, God’s Word is strong, wise, and applicable for our life situation. The stories in Scripture are the very Words of God written for the people He loves. No matter your age or situation, God’s Word is alive and given to each of us to know God and make Him known to the world.
At Northland, we are launching into 2021 with God’s Word as the foundation underneath us. Use your Bible and this simple study guide in your discipleship journey to dig deeper and equip others to be fully alive in Jesus.
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