Happy New Year dear friends!!

Psalm 116:12 How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me? -- The Lord has done many great things for us and will continue to show His kindness in 2013.

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. -- The Lord has enabled us to do many things, so things which we may have thought impossible. The Lord will continue to give you strength to see you through each temptation and trial that comes towards you in the New Year.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! -- Another year is gone and so are the former things of who we were. Christ continues to make us a new person giving us life to live in a new and exciting way.

Psalm 20:4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. -- God wants you to prosper in your life so that all good things might succeed. Follow God's heart so the desires of your heart would be fulfilled.

Lamentations 3: 22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." � God�s compassions is new for us every morning so that every day in the year ahead we can find new mercies and grace.

Psalm 51: 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. � May our desire for this year be one to have a heart that is pure and loves others through all circumstances. Let us put aside petty indifferences and love one another.

Ezekiel 36: 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. � God has and God will continue to cleanse us from the things in our life that cause us to be removed from Him. God wants to draw us closer to Him. May this be a year where God is next to your heart.

Jeremiah 29: 11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. � The Lord Himself says He has plans to prosper us. Still close to the Lord�s plans and we will find the plans of prosperity in the New Year!

Proverbs 16: 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. � Our commitment should first be to The Lord and then whatever follows we will have success. For when our hearts are right with God�s there are many blessings to be found.

Proverbs 19: 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. � In the New Year avoid the evil purposes that may come from your heart by letting God show you what is right and wrong.

2 Timothy 2: 22 Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. � In the past evil desires have hindered us. For this New Year seek out righteousness, faith love and peace.

Romans 12: 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will. � Allow God�s good and perfect will to work in your lives this year and every year afterwards. May The Lord change you and commit you to a good purpose in life.

1 Chronicles 16: 34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. � Remember The Lord throughout the year and give praise to Him for His goodness and kindness to you and those around you.

Psalm 23: 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. � King David knew each year would be filled with Love as he followed God. Know God�s love is always with you and when you follow God the love of many others is also with you!

Proverbs 3: 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.�Keep God in mind all during the year. Trust what God tells you to do throughout the year.

Romans 8: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. � Because God loves us we have many good things to look forward too! I pray you find each of those treasures God has in store for you.

Philippians 4: 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. � Let us each encourage one another to do what is noble, right pure, loving, and admirable.

1 Peter 3: 15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. � The Lord has put in our hearts the hope of ever lasting life. Live knowing this earthly life may be short but we have an eternal life ahead and what we do today will have an impact on those who will be with us for eternity.

Hebrews 10: 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. � Whenever you feel life is getting you down in the New Year hold on for God is faithful in his promises to us.

Isaiah:64 3 For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. 4 Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. � There are awesome things yet to be done, but wait on The Lord to lead you for He is the originator of all good things.

Have a wonderfully blessed New Year my friends, brothers and sisters in Christ and those I love. May God show you life can be lived with joy, hope, peace and love. May love abound greatly in each of your hearts. I love you my friends �Happy New Year!