“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
“And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.”
Deuteronomy 28:1, 13
The world is your oyster. You have your whole life ahead of you. Your life is on a path set for truth & righteousness & freedom.
Look ahead, to the future with Christ.
“A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness, the unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray.” Isaiah 35:8
For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
1 Corinthians 13:9-10
Be part of God’s plan.
“Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
“But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the LORD. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the LORD JESUS, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
This phrase was passed between myself and others 3 times in 2 days. Is this how God thinks toward us? How nice to hear this from another! It’s year end and we take stock of last year, the joys and sorrows. We look forward to tomorrow.
“Thus far the Lord has helped us.” 1 Samuel 7:12
“[I] do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:” Ephesians 1:16
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,” Philippians 1:3-4