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Saturday, January 02, 2010

* This note was shared on facebook & is so worth sharing!

Dear Family in Christ,

Well, here we are. Today is Thursday, December 31st. The very last day of the year 2009. And what a year it was !!

In just a few hours we will welcome the fresh opportunities that a new year brings. I am more excited than ever, and I hope you are too about what lies ahead in 2010. If you are not, then is time to start changing your mind and believing God for what He is about to do in your life.

This time of year has always been special to me because I love new beginnings … I love how God can take our old and make it new again. I am expecting 2010 to be the greatest year!

I dont know if you are aware but 2009 was a very significant year for believers. According to the Bible the number nine (9) literally means: to bring to an end. In fact, in one instance, the number (9) means: to bring a judgment (or conclusion) to. I think I'll repeat that one more time...To bring to an end ~To bring to a conclusion ~To bring a judgement to.

Those are not the kinds of words we exactly want to hear, but "God's sovereignty does not excuse our apathy." While I realize we all are looking forward to a great harvest in 2010, please know that this harvest in many respects will also be a result of the many different seeds we might have sown throughout 2009.

2009 is a year to put an end to our excuses. A year that you and I should have ceased from blaming any oppressor from hindering us from accomplishing the goals and dreams we set out for earlier this year.Tonight, be careful not to become too consumed with asking God yet again to begin some new things in your life, without examining the things He has also told you to bring to an end this year.

I encourage you, there are still a few hours left to do the things God has been telling you to do in 2009 and you have turned your ear the other way and pretended is not with you. There is still a few hours left to 'unfriend' that person you know God has told you to stop chatting with online. A few hours left to email that paper work you've been sitting on. In fact, there's even a few hours to call that relative of yours or friend that you know God has told you to apologize to and mend the relationship. It may be tough to do, but it is time to get it done. Whatever it was God told you to do!!!!!

I realize there are a plethora of scriptures many of us will probably be given on tonight concerning what God may have in store for us next year, but I want to give you one that I have already taken on as a personal challenge for throughout 2010. It's a dangerous one, so please don't write it down if you're not prepared for it just yet.

"If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with the horses? And if in the land of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?" Jeremiah 12:5-6

Ladies and gentlemen, whether you and I are ready or not, 2010 is here. For many of us, this will be a year that many of the things we have prayed for throughout this year will come to pass. However, for those of us who are still holding on to things and people God has told us to get rid of, and for those of us who have allowed 2009 to be a year where our apathy and discontentment for where our lives are right now get the best of us, then what in the world are we going to do when the 'horses' arrive?

If God decides to bless you in 2010 with that 'new job' you've been asking for, are you prepared for it? If God decides to bless your business with incredible growth in 2010, did you position yourself properly this year to receive it? Or perhaps for some of you reading this today who are still waiting for God to send you a spouse, will you be able to identify him or her when they come, or is your focus still on holding on to those 'safe alternatives' from your past?

Family, enough is enough. No more excuses.To be quite honest...I am tired of making them. And if you're like me, tired of hearing them too. Saddle up, the horses...are here!! I want to encourage you — no matter what circumstances you are facing, remember that God is ALWAYS for you and NEVER against you......Good riddance 2009!

I bless you and declare for you and your family nothing but the best in 2010 !!!!! I thank you for blessing me as well with your comments on Facebook. And look forward to the journey in The Word of God in 2010...With love and respect..... ~ Barbara Mischa, Administrator for The Word of God

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