Filled With Christ

By   •   January 1

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As we flick the calendar to a new year, we come face to face with the fact that our days on earth are numbered. As the Psalmist wrote, “Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” No thoughtful person can approach New Year’s Day without some introspection. We are reminded of the brevity of time. We also look back over our failures, mistakes, and missed opportunities, and vow that we will make better use of our time during the coming year. We should take time to be pleasant, to smile, to extend the small courtesies we often omit-to show love to our family. Psychiatrists tell us that most people are starved for love. Take time for the goodbye kiss; we shall go to work with a sweeter spirit. Let us take time to get acquainted with our families. We are not machines. We are not robots. The secret of a happy home is that members of the family learn to give and receive love. Let us take time to express our love in a thousand ways.

Prayer for the day

As I begin a new year, Lord Jesus, I pray that my walk through the days ahead will be filled with Your love for others, a love that does not count the cost.

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  1. Rick Wilson says:

    I look forward to each new year, so that I may continue to grow in YHWH God’s light; continue to accept that we have so much more to learn when it comes to YHWH God, and having the humility to bow down in reverence to YHWH God, in anguish, admitting that I know nothing but that which YHWH God will teach me – for I can never know enough, I must continue to grow.

  2. Edward Beck says:

    My friend Jerry Sartain has colitis and chrohns he was recently in the hospital for 3 weeks and intensive care. Pray that he will recover and get back in good health. I forward all the things you send me to him. Thank you for all the years you have been doing what God called you to do and that goes for Franklin too.

  3. Arockiasamy says:

    want daily Devotion

  4. adepeju robert James says:

    Thank you Jesus Christ for the past ,for the present and for the futures