I pray all had a great, and thankful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas; and truly a Happy New Year for at least the first two days of it any way.
I perceive myself to be a happy man, a happy married man to my wife of 45 plus years, a happy father of five, and the five of their spouses; also a happy grandfather 0f twelve. I see that as a very happy man. What I am is a very blessed man.
The blessings of happiness are from our Creator who has made all things. By the very word of His mouth He has made all things that are. The seen and the unseen were made by Him. Without Him there was nothing made that is made.
To the Creator I give thanks and praise and glory and honor.
I am looking forward to this New Year. It is a blessing from Him who has given it to us.
I do not believe God is well pleased when people are always in conflict with one another. Tale telling, backbiting, gossiping, lying about another, being a false witness – what a shame. According to some wiser men and women than myself we are not supposed make others feel “shamed”. My thought on that is Shame, Shame, Shame on you. If there was more shame for our actions, our unwise, even evil words there just might be less of it.
I am a Christian. Not because I am a good person, but because a Man went to a cross and died for me, was buried carrying my shame and sin away, then arose from that grave to save me from my sin and evil life, and way of life. He delivered me from condemnation and death. He changed my life and gave me eternal life through Him. He is my God and Savior. He is also the Savior of the world.
Do you want to change the world for the glory of God? Then go to Jesus the Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son.
Make the year of 2019 the most blessed and happy and prosperous you have ever experienced. In the word “Prosperous” I do not mean materially necessarily.
from the banks of Flat Creek,