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Pastor Mike Loudermilk

It is hard to believe that another year has come and gone.  They sure seem to go faster at age fifty-four than they did at ten.  In my reading this week from Job 14:5 he says, “Since his days are determined, and the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass, (ESV).”  God knows exactly how long our life is going to be.  Knowing this we should value every minute we have.

As we begin a new year it can be a time for a fresh start.  It is why we make our New Years resolutions.  However, as followers of Christ, what can we do this year to grow into the people God needs us to be?  Reading scripture is a great place to start.  We saw that last year as we read through the bible and will see it again as we read through chronologically this year.  It is in the Word of God that God meets us where we are in life.  God wants nothing more than a relationship with all humanity.  Reading scripture is not about us, it is looking for and encountering God. 

So, our challenge this year is to live every day with God.  Taking Him with us every moment and second of every day.  As you read this year allow God to show you about Him and all His attributes.  You do not have to understand everything you read.  If you try to understand everything you will stop reading in just a few weeks if you have not stopped already.  Just like my resolution of walking every day. There will be challenging days ahead, but we must stick with it.  Hebrews four and verse 12 says “the word of God is living and active.”  This year can be a time when God transforms us.  The Word will not only change us but will change those around us.  Let’s live out our days God has appointed us.

Praying for a blessed year.

Pastor Michael A. Loudermilk

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