Happy New Year! Day 31 Advent Countdown and beyond! In His Word 12-31-2023


Day 31 Advent count down and beyond! In His Word  12-31-2023

It is here! We have made it to the last day of the year 2023.

Take a few moments today  to assess your past 364 days, count your blessings, consider your failures but look to God and thank Him that He has  brought you through it with a new outlook. If it was horrible this year then consider the new year a clean slate to start again. If it was fantastic, look ahead to even more great things, but also prepare for anything that could be of setting. Either way the next month is a big month for motivation and encouragement by many people and sources of media. We hear a lot about diets, exercise, eating right, planning to be a better person, but I want us all to start our new year with three choices to be on top of our list ,in our planners or minds.

Pray to God.

Read God’s Word

Praise God for all He has done and will do and all He has brought us through!

After that anything you put on your list will be acceptable to the Lord because the Holy Spirit will guide you.

I will thank the Lord because he is just;  I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 7:17

Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. Psalm 103:1-3

Tonight, as the year changes I want to gather together with my family, and friends, and pray in the new year. Some people will take communion at midnight, some will shout. Through the years we have done many things. I used to take  my kids and their friends on a three thing then home again kind of adventure that brought them back to our house safe and sound before midnight. Now that they are grown adults I can only pray that they start the new year right with prayer and then--- whatever they choose I pray that they will rejoice in God their savior each new year that He gives them to walk the earth and share the love of God and His story. Why not join in both online or in your homes, wherever you are, take the time to pray and praise God for the year to come!  In Jesus’ name and In His love, Happy New Year!