Posted by: morgan1965 | January 1, 2010

The Dawning of a New Year – 2010

The New Year 2010 has started. The old year has passed away. God has granted us the privilege and the opportunity to participate in God’s fresh beginnings at the start of a new year.

On this first day of the New Year, I am praying for God’s fresh beginnings to be manifested in our lives. I am grateful that God has granted all of us a fresh start.
Life is a journey and it is time for us to begin anew.

There is an old hymn written by Frances R. Havergal (1836-1879). I share it with you as a prayer for our journey:

Another year is dawning, Dear Master, let it be;
In working or in waiting, another year with Thee.

Another year of mercies, of faithfulness and grace;
Another year of gladness, in the shining of Thy face.

Another year of progress, another year of praise;
Another year of proving, Thy presence all the days.

Another year of service, of witness for Thy love;
Another year of training, for holier work above.

Another year is dawning, dear Master, let it be,
On earth, or else in heaven, another year for Thee!

As we pray this hymn as a prayer, let us strive to keep God at the center of our lives and the main focus in our congregations.

This New Year provides a wonderful opportunity for us to share with others our most precious Gift, Jesus Christ. Now that the Christmas celebration is over, let us not put Jesus on a shelf in some darkened closet. Every time that we have the opportunity, let us share Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, so that all people might have the opportunity to walk in the light. This is the joy of a new year with Christ.

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