Your 2019 Spirit?

Jan 10th, 2019 | See other postings: From the Paster

From the Pastor… Your 2019 Spirit?

Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition. — Bernard Beckett

A new year always turns our thoughts to the future. Are you optimistic about 2019? It probably depends on what area of life you are talking about. Asked about your personal situation, you may be optimistic. Asked about national politics or the world situation, you may be pessimistic. Which impulse influences you more, the temptation to give up, or the decision to solve problems? Hmmmm…..

As Beckett says, our confidence is a fragile thing. It doesn’t take but a little failure or a significant setback to pour water on your spirit. Yet, a depressed mind will linger in hesitancy, inaction, and self-doubt. Is that where you want to stay?

Human spirit is a great resource, but it is limited, no matter how hard we work, no matter how hard we try. – The Bible urges us to tap the power of the Holy Spirit, which is nothing less than the power of the Universe (God) giving us power, purpose, and the ability to conquer! The great acts of faith recorded in the Bible attribute success and achievement to God’s Spirit leading men and women of faith in specific ways.

So, be Spirit-led today. God’s Word tells us how to do that. Prayer is asking God for guidance and instructions. — Yes, it takes faith. But faith is merely the key unlocking the power of Almighty God. – Be curious about what God has in store for you! Be brave enough to step up and do it!

God’s best to you today,
Lee

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