This has been a very eventful year for me and the family. We just hosted Christmas at our place and have had a great time over the festive period with family and friends. I’m now off work for the week and taking some time to reflect on the year that has been and the year to come.
God has been really good to me, my family and our church throughout the year, despite losing loved ones and facing myriad difficulties God has proven himself faithful and true… it has really been a Romans 8:28 year.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28, ESV)
As we look forward to 2018, I’m convinced that God will continue to guide and bless us as we affirm our allegiance to him and put our trust in him, working as his place makers in the earth, spreading his kingdom and message wherever we go and in whatever we do.
I would challenge you to prayerfully set goals for the new year, don’t just drift into the new year and don’t get caught up in resolutions… instead set some actual goals that you will work toward.
For me, the last half of 2017 became less productive in terms of the books, courses, blog articles and videos I should be working on. I aim to rectify this with a manageable productivity plan for 2018 which I pray will bring glory to God and joy to his people.
Let me take this opportunity to wish you a productive, God-glorifying New Year.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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My prayer too a productive 2018 by God’s grace!!
As I reflect on 2017 I truly have a lot to give God thanks for I am overwhelmed by His goodness and mercy towards me. Every year I ask the Lord to give me a more deeper, intimate relationship with Him.
This year for me was definitely walking by faith and trusting God. (Hebrews 11v1) Our church family retreat in the summer taught on ‘Abraham stepping out in faith’ I received so much confirmation. Through this faith walk I have had the pleasure of travelling with our church choir ‘Sincere Praise ‘ to countries I would not have even thought to travel to. Also working with the homeless outreach & our church supporting and helping young male and female care leavers through the “Esther Outreach’ To God be all the Glory.
As a church we had precious brothers and sisters that had passed away which I found difficult.
Towards the last few months of this year I could sense I was working a lot full time doing various ministries however the time I was praying with the Lord in my personal time was getting shorter due to tiredness, Reading the bible but not meditating on His word.
My goal for 2018 is giving God quality time before doing anything else and to meditate on His word and to continue to pray fervently for my family & work colleagues to be saved.
(Jerimiah 29v11) For I know the plans I have for you saith the Lord….
I pray God’s extraordinary favour and blessings over your life for 2018. May God bless you richly.
Amen! That will be one of the main goals for me too, it is so easy to get caught up in getting stuff done and lose sight of the most important thing which is our relationship with the Lord.