“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
3 For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.”
Psalm 95:1-5 NIV
As we approach the New Year, take time to reflect on what has transpired in your life over the last 12 months…where do you see God? Where do you see yourself in putting your trust in Him? What difficult challenge did you face or are you still facing that you have had unknown courage to keep going? Have you had any moments of unexplainable joy, contentment? What situations worked out better than you expected? There are so many ways both big and small that God has shown you He is with you…did you notice? Give thanks to God for the gifts and blessings in your life and pray that He continues to help you see Him. Most importantly give thanks to Jesus Christ for what He has done and continues to do for you every day.
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his[a];
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
(This photo was taken in April of 2016 at a lake in central Minnesota)