Can you believe that it’s already 2010? On behalf of my family, let me begin by wishing you and yours a very joyous, prosperous and healthy New Year. I’m pretty excited about 2010. As I write this, I’m at Mavuno Church, preparing to share my first message of the year. I sense it will be a year of unprecedented blessings and that God has some exciting things in store for us as individuals, as a church and as a nation. This seems quite contrary to the pessimistic things that I read in the media. But don’t you just love it that the bible says our faith is not based on the wisdom of men but on the power of God (1Corinthians 2:5)?
So here’s to a great year. Our first series of the year is ‘Extreme Makeover: Life Edition’. Our prayer is that God will use it to rebuild and renovate the lives of many who love God and yet are held back in their progress by issues – big or small. Baggage from the past. False messages we have believed. I sense many of us are either there or have friends and family members who are. So let me invite you to come let’s learn together and also to invite others.
Many of us have set New Year plans for 2010. In addition to your personal goals and desires, it’s even more important that you realize that God wants you to connect your goals and aspirations to Him and His kingdom purposes. Everyone wants more money, a nicer house or car and better relationships, but what makes you stand out is when you seek to align your life with His will and purposes.
One of the things I’m doing to help me ‘abide’ in Him in 2010 is reading devotionally through the gospel of John. The plan is to do so during the first couple of months of the year ending just around the time of Easter. You’re welcome to join me! See the first week’s readings below. I’ve included six readings per week, just in case you miss an extra day and need to catch up. I’ll be sharing more from my own learning as I go. Please comment and let me know if you’re able to do this with me!
May this be a year of much blessing and favor for you!
GOSPEL OF JOHN – WEEK ONE