The countdown. Goodbye 2016 and HELLO 2017. “We Made It!” The last few seconds of 2016 into 2017 is often a time to reflect on one’s self, achievements, life status, etc.. A time to smile, a time to cry, a time to share. Some people like to spend it partying, grabbing a few drinks, securing that kiss, or simply alone in their own space. However, all in all shouldn’t it be a time that we give thanks and praise to The One who carried us and preserved us right up to these very last few seconds? The One who gives us power to live our lives according to His purpose? To make an impact amongst our peers?
God has taken 24 Hours Worship (if you haven’t checked out our previous blog, go right ahead and have a read after this), above and beyond our expectations. It was an amazing experience we had in London and God opened the doors and provided all the specifics that we needed in order to expand in the USA. Not to mention the wonderful work He did to carry it to Ireland!
To God’s glory, we have members who have started their journeys studying in Higher Education at University and others who have recently completed theirs by graduating with Degrees and Masters. A number of members have entered into new jobs and new levels within their careers. More gifts, skills and talents are being birthed and manifested like never before!
It’s been just over a year since two of our members joined in Holy Matrimony together, and this year another two are newly engaged.
All of this did not happen in our own power or strength but through the dependency of the relationship with “The One” that was mentioned earlier, the Holy Spirit. Recognising that it is through Him, that we can achieve the new things that the new year holds. “For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’” (Acts 17:28).
How are you going to step out and make this year different from previous new years past?
Never give up this year, use these last few seconds as a time to press in and press on to and with God. Hold on to what He has promised you, it surely isn’t over yet.
We’re excited and expectant for the next chapter and what The Father has in-store for all of us this year!
3……2……1…… HAPPY NEW and GREAT YEAR from Genesis Youth Ministry to You!
Written by Deborah Godchaser