I hope that you are as eager for the new year as I am. God’s blessings on our house were so abundant in 2018 that I can hardly wait to see what He will do in 2019. To name just a few:
I have my first book published! “The ASK Principle” began to be blogged on this site on January 21, 2018. As I went through the study again, I realized I had the book I had always dreamed this would become. So the blog posts were assembled, reformatted, reworked and out came the book. It is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble both as a paperback and an e-book. I hope you will all pick up a copy!
I finished 2 years of maintenance chemotherapy on October 7th. The journey through cancer proved to be one of the best spiritual growth periods of my life. God has been with me every step of the way and has lifted my faith to another plateau. My wife and I are grateful for all of your [prayers and encouragement along the way. Not I am just waiting for the neuropathy and fatigue levels to decreased, which I know they will. Full remission and going strong!
We got a puppy! My wife and I have not had a pet in the house for 2 decades. I did not want to get another one because my wife takes it so hard when they go. But she was getting more and more desirous to have one,m and so we took the plunge in June and are are so glad we did. he has brought joy and life into our house, and we would not trade him for anything.
The biggest blessing by far was having our granddaughter come live with us in October. Her mother is in a bad situation right now and her father scares her to death, so we said we would love to have her. She is thriving in school here and has been nothing but a joy to have around the house., She has stated she is finally feeling happiness again, but still has a lot of emotional scars that need to be worked on. We look forward to watching her blossom into the young woman God intends her to be.
There have been many more blessings but these top the list. One other thing I do want to mention is my gratitude for all of you. You have read my blog, commented, pressed the like button and just been a joy to my heart. I pray each of you have a great year ahead.
I want to leave you with a word from the Lord, given to our church Sunday morning,
18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the Lord‘s temple was laid, consider it.
19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.
The Lord spoke to our church and said that we had planted seeds abundantly all around us. We are a small church in number but mighty in faith and spirit. He reminded us of all the seeds we had planted yet had not seen any fruit yet. It has been a mystery to us yet we continued to trust God that a harvest would come. The Lord said from this day and forward, consider it! From this day forward he would bless us! What a rejoicing came from our congregation upon hearing that word.
I believe that word is for you as well. Perhaps there are areas where you have planted seeds, expecting an harvest, but no harvest has come. Maybe it’s financial, maybe it;s spiritual. Maybe it involves your family, and maybe it involves your business or ministry. The Lord says from this day forward He will bless that seed you have sown. From this day forward you will see what you have desired. Believe the word of the Lord and 2019 will be your best year yet!