New Year 2016 Message: Creating heaven in this crazy world. Is it easy for you to find warmth in coldness?
In our 2014 New Year's message, we emphasized allowing God to show us life, hope, and happiness where there was no indication or sign of such. It was a powerful mountain moving message that saw us see God's hand in all that year. In 2015 New Years message, we emphasized that if we are to really have some results concerning our New Year's resolutions, we need to have an action plan. Yes, in that message we employed what we called the success process to help materialize all our new year's wishes! It was an amazing article.
And in this new year of 2016, we are wondering; how can we see opportunities and success in places others don't see such? Can we have God's eye to celebrate His goodness even amidst troubles?
Is it easy for you to find warmth in coldness, to see opportunities where others see failures? I mean, can you see something different in a situation others are only seeing troubles?
Someone wrote 'there is no such thing as bad weather, what matters is our clothing'. In other words, when it is cold we can put on a sweater and remove the sweater when it is hot. Everything, every person, every business, every situation is an opportunity for opportunities lie in the eyes of the beholder.
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In other words, Jesus gives us Peace in a way the world does not give it. It does not necessarily mean lack of wars, troubles and temptations, famine and violence, and all sorts of evil this world, but it means that once Jesus settles in our lives, He gives us the surpassing hope and changed taste buds that see His goodness and divine protections and provisions that outweigh all the troubles in the world (see Romans 8:18).
Did you read the story of Elisha and the Blinded Arameans? See it in 2 Kings 6:8-23. In that story, the servant of Elisha sees an army with horses and chariots surrounding him and his master, death was on their door! (verse 15). But Elisha was seeing something else; the army that fights for us is much larger than the one against us! (verse 16). Oh dear, can we be able to see God's goodness even amidst troubles and tribulations? Can we be able to see God's grace and favors in new year of 2016 even when no one else confesses the same?
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So brothers and sisters, do not feel desperate about the situations you are in, the new environment or working situation you have been changed to, the business opportunity you have been introduced to; just rethink about it and find the right things to get out of your situations.
For example, it may be your good chance to start further studies if you have been transferred to town or time to relax and write your new book if you have been taken to village. Think about the best thing that fits your situation, you will love that you met what you meet. May God guide you in all of this in this new year of 2016.
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