Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year

A New Year: God is with You

Wow! What a year. I mean that. It was a wild, crazy year. Think of it: the economic crisis, a historic election, financial bailouts, more California fires, heavy winter storms, and to end the year- a new confrontation in Israel.

Yet through all the hardship and trials, God promises to be with His people.

I recently taught from Psalm 139: 7-12 at Calvary of Albuquerque. In this message, I spoke on the omnipresence of God (God is ever present). I concluded the message by looking at three conclusions one can draw from this passage in the book of Psalms. One, death can’t separate us from God. Two, distance can’t separate us from God. Three, darkness can’t separate us from God.

This past year we saw a lot of death through wars, natural disasters, and the like. Some people may have even tried to distance themselves from God. And even more people have seen dark times: 401K are loosing ground, lost jobs, home foreclosures, and such.

But the good news for the believer, even in difficult times, is that God is with you; He is guiding you, and leading you closer to him.

So here we are at the beginning of a new year; a time to look forward to what the Lord has in store for each of us, to trust Him more, and to wait for Him in all things.

And remember through all this: God is with you. He loves you, and yearns for a deeper, more fulfilling life with Him. So trust the Lord this year as never before

New Year's Service

We even had a crazy year here at Calvary. I mean “crazy” in a good sense. It was quite a year. As you will see in this short video, we had many of my friends speak: Lee Strobel, Greg Laurie, Franklin Graham, Time Lahaye, and others.

We also had a fun time at the New Year’s service, itself. As you will see in the video we had a mariachi band, a gospel band, called Voices of Purpose, and communion together. It was a wonderful time.

Now we look forward to what the Lord is going to do in the upcoming year.

I can’t wait!

May the Lord bless your New Year in Him.

1 comment:

GraceByFaith said...

Wishing all of the Calvary Chapels, pastors and staff a beautiful and blessed New Year!