thought for the month

Here, every month a different contributor will give a different perspective on faith

Thought for the month of January

Lorna writes:

New Year Resolutions

When you are making your resolutions for 2020 just a few points to remember. Jesus was and is The Good Shepherd, Jesus said it is better to give than to receive, to love one another as you would love yourself.

As you go about this New Year with life’s troubles and tribulations, take time out from the hustle and bustle to step back and spare a thought for the lonely, the needy and, maybe, the Spirit of Christmas can live on through the dark days of Winter.

May the coming year be one of increased riches of grace – hearing His voice more clearly, knowing His heart more deeply, resting in His love more fully, trusting His care more completely, walking His pathway more peacefully, knowing His presence intimately, blessed by His goodness more abundantly.

And in all things, may you know the Shalom peace of God – encouraging you to move forward, empowering you to boldly take each step, greeting you as you turn a new corner, calming your heartbeat as you walk through dark valleys, softening each footstep as you climb rugged mountains, and increasing your courage as you follow our Shepherd wherever He leads in 2020. 

Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord.