Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth! Make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise! Psalm 98:4 KJ21

As we say goodbye to the last day of the year, perhaps we need to be reminded to simply say, “Thank you, God for carrying us through EVERY moment of 2017. He is worthy of our PRAISE in ALL situations.

Sometimes, we’re afraid to look back and think about days that were challenging. But, in moments of need, God reminds us how far we've come. He helps us organize thoughts and find HOPE in what WILL will be provides for the future. And, He helps us remember that even though our lives will change, His love for us will not. 

Something happens when we begin our prayers in praise. It allows peace to prevail. It opens our hearts to be guided by faithfulness and welcomes the strength to remember God really does have a plan. It helps us open our eyes to see what God longs for us to discover. 

We must “never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” The future is uncertain, but we must TRUST and not worry about things we can’t control. The Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5: 17 NIV
Jesus will renew us! The One who was sent to bring HOPE and PEACE will nurture our relationship with Him. He will change our hearts as we surrender ourselves and BELIEVE in His power to save. 

Tomorrow, we wake to new possibilities in the New Year. As we open our eyes to welcome the arrival of 2018, I pray we remember God WILL do great things in our lives according to His power that’s at work in us. 

If we begin our prayers in praise, it will invite strength from the Savior to help not forget; God WILL prepare us to handle ALL things, if we gratefully remain faithful. 

Dear God, Thank you! YOU are the Provider of everything we need. Forgive us when we forget to welcome the presence of Your peace. We will make a joyful noise and honor YOU, as we begin this day in humble prayers of praise. And, we will share the JOY You place in our souls, as we discover how it feels to embrace the blessing of a GRATEFUL heart. Amen
Happy New Year to my family and friends. God bless the heart of your faithfulness. I pray you will be blessed in the year ahead and find strength as you trust in Him.


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