Here we are! It’s a new year and a new decade. Happy 2020+10. The last decade has been a full one for Sal and I. Five of our eleven grandchildren were born; we worked side by side with our beloved church family to raise up a building for the glory of God; we said good bye to precious friends who are now with the Lord; we retired from full time ministry, sold our home and moved to Florida; we saw the birth of Cross Angle Ministries and growing opportunities to equip pastors and church leaders.
I could go on and on. I hope you will take a moment to look back on this last decade and reflect on the goodness and sovereignty of God in your own life.
I don’t believe in New Year resolutions. I never could keep them. But I do believe in New Year revelations. Each year I ask the Lord for a special word to reflect on for the coming year. Here’s what I’m hanging my halo on in 2020:
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 NLT
That verse makes me smile. I’m still a work in progress. Becoming new in Jesus is a day by day occurrence. Morning by morning new mercies I see. He chisels away my sinful nature year by year and smooths out the rough places in my life. The finished masterpiece will reflect the image of His son. And all the good God planned for my life will come to pass.
Our new decade begins promptly on January 1 as we depart for another blessed opportunity to enjoy the good things He has planned for us. Please pray for us. We’ll keep you informed through the blog in the coming months.
May you have a blessed and happy New Year + 10!