Blessings upon you !
Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Eternal One.
How great is our God and His goodness unto us the children of men. How I marvel at His goodness and grace as we have seen another year through.
I myself with His help have made it through another year. BP soaring above the 170/116 mark, Premature Ventricular bears, over 6,000 in 24 hours, etc.
Col:2:7: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Col:2:8: Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Col:2:9: For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
Col:2:10: And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
That is the Scripture that the Lord wants me to share. To remind us that Jesus is the reason we are alive and well. He is the sole reason we function at all. He is the reason for our gatherings, our fellowship, our "being together"! So let's talk about Jesus more and more. Let's focus on HIM! Being in HIS presence is the greatest joy we can have.
It is so PLEASANT to sing praises unto our God. There are only a few things that are truly pleasant, and one of them is when men dwell together in unity and when that unity is joined together to Praise the Lord! God calls that …PLEASANT!
Psalms:135:3: Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
Psalms:147:1: Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
What a word! So many other things can cause a fleeting sense of pleasantness, and yet none as deep and meaningful as being in HIS PRESENCE. My soul longs for HIM. My soul longs to Praise HIM. That brings extreme joy to me, to know that my soul longs to be in His presence and to Praise Him. At times I feel my arms raising up and worshiping HIM, and realize that it happened unconsciously. It happened when my soul connected with HIM. An automatic outcome of being in HIS presence. Praise HIS NAME!
So I pray that this next New Year will find you at one with God and one with others. At peace with Him so you can share His peace with others.
John:2:15: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1John:2:16: For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1John:2:17: And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
To be HOLY in mind, body, soul and spirit is our goal…so that the authority of the Holy Spirit can be mighty upon us.
To be used of God should be our one goal for 2004…it is mine, and I pray that as we endeavor to see the Mighty Hand of God move in our midst, we will all be in one accord, one mind, one heart and with one desire…Holy Spirit have your own way! AMEN !
May His Mercy be yours !
Your sister in Christ,
Gwendolyn L. Fisher, RN
I John 2:26-29