Again, I would like to encourage you at the beginning of this great opportunity, this new year, to start anew.  Sometimes we carry around with us the weight of every bad thing from our past, every word unsaid, every selfish thought, every reminder of our unworthiness, every thoughtless thing someone has said or done to us, every lie from satan–“like ghosts that live in our past.”  Remember–there is freedom in Christ!

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 NIV

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28 – 30 NIV

by Big Daddy Weave

Seems like all I can see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wondering how long is this gonna last
Then You look at this prisoner and say to me “son
Stop fighting a fight that’s already been won”

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I’ll shake off theses heavy chains
Wipe away every stain now I’m not who I used to be
I am redeemed

All my life I have been called unworthy
Named by the voice of my shame and regret
But when I hear You whisper, “Child lift up your head”
I remember oh God, You’re not done with me yet

I don’t have to be the old man inside of me
Cause his day is long dead and gone
I’ve got a new name, a new life I’m not the same
And a hope that will carry me home

I am redeemed

And the story behind this beautiful song:


Be a Miracle For Someone Else

Be a Miracle!

Nick Vujicic

My new Christian Hero is Nick Vujicic.  This man is the personification of using choice to overcome circumstances.  You see, Nick was born with no arms and no legs–but what what a message he has for us!  Nick believes that everyone is made by God and has a purpose, despite what people tell them or even what they themselves believe.  He uses his brokeness to show us how to have hope in this world of brokeness.

I know this video is long (almost 15 minutes) but please persevere to the end.

You, too, can be a miracle to someone else, regardless of whether you are fat, skinny, short, tall, single, married, rich, poor, man, or woman.  Or have no arms and legs.  Go and be a miracle!