Just a New Day with a New Zip Code~
A "PRIME" year (for you non math majors 19 is a prime number)
Now stay with me here...
To put a new coat on that covers the old one.
To prepare for something new.
To cover up & to erase what was.
To get ready for what is new~
A PRIME YEAR
but better yet
A PRIME LIFE~
“Listen carefully, I am about to do a New Thing,
Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it?
I will even put a road in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:19
JESUS never stops
HE always delivers on HIS promises
HE doesn't make a resolution to break it,
it is us who breaks them.
When JESUS says
"Come to ME all who are weary"
HE WILL give you rest (Matthew 11:28)
When JESUS says~
.“Live in ME. Make your home in ME just as I do in you.
HE WILL produce fruit in you. (John 15)
The fruit that I can't produce on my own
When I promise that I will never do ________
and then I do it again~
& I wonder where is self control?
Stuck in Self.
Resolutions are broken when I make
JESUS a Resolution~
to promise to Follow HIM
to promise to Trust HIM
to promise to Act like HIM
to promise to Hope in HIM
and I stumble and fall every time~
"In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself
but only by being joined to the vine,
you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with Me."*
JESUS IS NOT A RESOLUTION
HE IS A RELATIONSHIP~
"When you’re joined with ME & I with you,
the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant.
Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood,
gathered up & thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with ME and MY words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to & acted upon.
This is how my Father shows who HE is—
when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples."* (John 15:4-8)
What Resolutions have you made for 2019?
Join with me & let's join with
So HE can make this first day of 2019