A New Year-Be Encouraged

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With a New Year ahead, I am reminded of the burdens, challenges, successes, victories, and the unknown that we all look to face as we stand at the beginning of a New Year.

As a believer in the Lord Jesus, I am filled with hope, and happiness that does not come from things temporal, tied to this life, but those that are eternal.  It is the Agape Love of our Lord that fills my heart as a child of the Father.  As followers of Christ we should reflect HIs goodness and love to our fellow man, our neighbors.  Taking the light and love that is in us, through the Holy Spirit, and pouring that love into those around us whether that be our families, friends, co-workers, or  simply a stranger passing by.  It is a kind word, a helping hand, holding the door, taking time to listen, serving those in need, and being a blessing as we are blessed.

Galatians 5:22,23 states : “The Holy Spirit produces a different kind of fruit: unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindheartedness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. You won’t find any law opposed to fruit like this.”

As the NEW YEAR! begins, be encouraged that you have a God who loves you, who has freed you by His Spirit, from the demands of the this world.  Allow Christ to truly live in you and to be a reflection of His Love to others in any situation as you walk in His Spirit each day.

Have a happy and blessed New Year!

Bill Darpino