The God of New Beginnings

JOELRevelation 21:5 says, “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”new

We have a brand new year ahead of us. New victories. New challenges. New battles.

Yes, there will be battles. At the end of 2007, we had a couple from our own cell group tell us that they could no longer commit regularly to our group because they were building a home in another part of the country (this couple was in the equipping process and we were hoping to prepare them to be the next multiplication leaders). In another one of our cells, a key couple stopped communicating with their leader and decided to stop attending the group. It threw the group into havoc.

You can’t lead a cell group, plant a cell church, or do anything for Jesus without experiencing trials and tribulations of many kinds.

Yet, if we believe in an Almighty God, we must believe that He can turn around the darkest situation for His glory. He can make all things new. God is the God of new beginnings. 2008 is a time to remember that He is all powerful and has new surprises for all of us. Let’s enter this next year full of expectation of the great things that God is going to do through us and in us.

Through Jesus we are more than conquerers. Remember Christ’s words: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

 

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