Each new year, I reach up to the Lord with this beautiful hymn:
1. O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.
2. Under the shadow of thy throne,
still may we dwell secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defense is sure.
3. Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting, thou art God,
to endless years the same.
4. A thousand ages, in thy sight,
are like an evening gone;
short as the watch that ends the night,
before the rising sun.
5. Time, like an ever rolling stream,
bears all who breathe away;
they fly forgotten,
as a dream dies at the opening day.
6. O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come;
be thou our guide while life shall last,
and our eternal home.
I would like to encourage each reader of ChristianBlessings to do the same for the Lord alone
– Is worthy to receive acknowledgement and appreciation for past help, – Knows our future, and to whom we can commit our future
– Is our Refuge and Strength
– Is able to sustain us as we face the unknown future
– Is our hope for all eternity.
Let us consecrate ourselves to Him and be opportunists for Christ, bold in endeavour and tireless and persevering in the face of challenges, standing on His Word and empowered by His Holy Spirit. Our fundamental faith must stand in the face of social and environmental changes – let us stand in Him or fall flat on our faces before the Lord in humble submission to His will and rise to conquer once again, to capture the glory due to Him alone.
Let us in one faith in Him, with one heart move forward and not regress, for in Him and through Him we can overcome the disappointments, hurts and stumblers of the past – and by His grace, mercy and love move onward as soldiers of the cross.
So keep us true to You, Lord Jesus in this year of 2011, this is our humble plea, for there is a race that we must run in Your Strength, revealing the fruit of the Holy Spirit and encouraging lost souls to You. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
A happy and spiritually prosperous New Year everyone. Be God-blessed and inspired in 2011 to be a blessing.
Let us remember that Day by Day He walks each day throughout the year with us and remember to Click A Blessing each day.