Happy New Year 2017

I came to think of God as more of a gracious friend who was accompanying me on my journey … who wanted to carry by burden … speak into my life … shape me into who I really was … who I would become.

Jonna Gaines, in The Magnolia Story

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Who will God be for you this year?  A gracious friend?  One who walks with you each day? Helps you with all that comes your way?  Your King?  Your Creator?

Will you listen to the voice that speaks to you as a Loving Father?

Will you insist in taking only your own counsel?  Of charting your own course as if you are God?

In this new year, ask yourself: Do I know God?  And this: Do I love God?  And this: Do I serve God?

Think about these things.