HAPPY NEW YEAR
Many people make New Year resolutions. Whatever resolutions we may make, they are only good if we keep them. We can learn from the Scripture several things to apply in our lives during this coming year to make us stronger Christians. Steadfastness is essential for us to have spiritual victories in the New Year.
1. Committed in prayer to God.
2. Continuous watching for the enemy.
3. Confident in the presence of God.
4. Continued in the work of God.
5. Courage in the face of danger.
The men who attended the Prayer Advance on January 30 through February 1 were blessed by the Lord. They heard some great preaching and the Lord used it in their lives. They came back rejoicing and sharing with those of us who didn't attend. Their testimonies were a blessing to my heart. I wasn't able to go this year, but I am looking forward to attending next year, if the Lord allows me to go.
On Saturday February 8, 2014, the men had a special day at the church. Breakfast was provided by the church and some of the men prepared the meal. It was a delicious breakfast. After the meal, we had a time of testimonies and praises. Our Bible study was from John 15:10-14 entitled: "What A Friend We Have In Jesus." Nice prizes were award to those who won the gift.
The men shared during the 11:00 a.m.. and 6:00 p.m.. services on Sunday February 8. Those who attended the Prayer Advance shared their experiences. Others gave their testimonies about the things the Lord has been doing in their lives. At the conclusion of the evening service, we enjoyed a covered dish supper prepared by the men of the church. They fixed a delicious meal.
I loaded a few pictures of our Men's and Boy's Day and some of the men sharing their testimonies.
I am thankful for praying men and those who are ministering to the needs of other people. May the Lord raise up an army of men who follow no one but Christ.
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)
"Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God."
- Jim Elliot