Now here's a thought with which to bridge our way into the New Year:
"It is a memorable hour in a person's life when for the first time he fully realizes: I am here by the will of God;
the eternal God has a plan for me: I am a thought, a project, of the all-wise One. I have a place here, and a work to do,
by the will of God,a place no one else can fill. No matter how insignificant I may be, here I am, a living being,
one whom God definitely willed to be here. That I am alive here and now is a small part of the perfect will of God."
Andrew Murray, Not My Will
Brothers and Sisters, we have absolutely no idea what 2016 will hold. But He does.
Every day of it.
Every week of it.
Every month of it.
Every minute of it.
Today, let us live just as we will also live tomorrow. And the day after that. With a desire only to Abide in Him, to believe, to obey, and to bear His fruit. You and I may be entirely insignificant in the eyes of everyone around us. But we are the thought and the project of the all-wise One; we are the branches that the Vine has chosen for His particular brand of fruit.
Let us live and rejoice only in the name of Jesus. Happy New Year!