May You Have a Christ Centered New Year

As we finish out this year and bring in the new - may I wish you a very Happy New Year:

May your steps be ordered by God Almighty and may you know His will for your life.

May you find purpose and joy in serving and loving those God has allowed to touch the very fibers of your being. Allowing those you love and hold dear to see Christ through you.

May you find contentment - not in things - but in position. Your position in Christ - adopted into the Family of God. Assured with the "blessed Hope" that this life is not the end; but rather only a dressing room for eternity.

I wish you understanding of those around you who do not know Christ personally. May your heart be filled with the knowledge of their need - and through this knowledge and God's wisdom may you be able to minister to them - Christ - allowing them to see that in Him lies all contentment and satisfaction for which they are longing.

May you find complete security in His love for you. Resting fully in the fact that God's love is offered to us - not because of what we do, or what we accomplish - but because we are. We breathe and are alive - thus He loves. Oh the unsearchable riches of God!

I pray that this upcoming year brings you to a deeper knowledge of Christ. Yet, knowing as I pray this - a deeper understanding of Christ often comes through "fellowship of His sufferings".

I pray that this upcoming year allows Heaven to be caught in a clearer perspective. I trust that Heaven becomes real to you - allowing your heart to be turned away from the cares of this life and focused anew to the riches of His awaiting home for you - a mansion and the joy of being in His presence for eternity.

It is with these thoughts I wish you a Happy New Year. Not filled with the frivolities and temporal things of this life - but rather may your New Year be filled with Him.

"Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things that are before I press towards the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

"That I May Know HIM!"

Blessings my Friends - May your year be filled with Christ.

(If you do not know Christ personally - please write me I would love to share Him with you - He is everything you could ever want - and will love you deeper than any you have ever known.)


Persuaded said...

This is such a precious post! I will definitely be returning to it...actually I'd like to print it out to use as a devotional if you don't mind too terribly.

Very inspiring!

Martie said...

Persuaded - Feel free to copy it off - from my heart to yours. Happy New Year. ~Martie

Sharon said...

This was a very lovely and touching post, Martie. I pray that many more people come to know Jesus this year.

HsKubes said...

Wonderful thoughts! Thank you for sharing this!
I pray you, too, have a blessed, fruitful, and Christ-centered new year!
Thank you for your comment and for your prayers. We are very excited about Daddy's soon return! ;o)

~ Christina

Kelli said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Martie!


Nettie said...

What a perfect way to start the new year on your blog, by focusing on Him who is the source of all our blessings!

My your new year be full of those blessings!