Dear Precious Ladies
A Happy New Year to you all!
How have the last ten days been? Are you settling in well? How about your resolutions, goals and targets? Are you on track? What have been your experiences so far? Are you still excited about this new year or have you already experienced difficulty?
I want to encourage you to keep on moving forward. Do not try to use will power to achieve all your goals and aspirations. Ask for daily grace from the Lord and He will gladly help you. We have all been allowed to see this new year because God has special plans for us for 2015. It is a new year for us but not for God. He has already been at the end of this year and He is not limited by time. Let us allow Him to be on the driving seat and let’s follow Him daily. We should trust in Him, and trust Him with our year and all that has anything to do with us. Our Shepherd wants to lead us to green pastures and still waters but we have to completely surrender our hearts and our lives to Him.
I am currently reading a book on parenting by the late Dr Myles Munroe. I bought this book from him personally when he came to London on a leadership breakfast. When he signed the book for me he gave me Philippians 1:6. I did not take much notice of it then but now I have looked at it and it means so much to me. I thought to encourage you with it as we start the year.
That word began is past tense and it means: the one who performed the first or initial part. It also means the one who brought it to existence, the originator, the one who activated, the one who laid a foundation, the creator, the one who brought it about and the one who brought birth to. My sisters the Lord is the one who activated and caused us to be conceived in our mothers’ wombs. He is the one who originated our salvation through Jesus Christ. He is the one who sustained us all these years. The Lord is the one who also activated the year 2015. He brought it about then He allowed us to be in it. He is the Alpha and Omega. He started this year and He will complete it. He started the good work of keeping us alive and blessing us. Surely He will complete this good work. He will carry us through this year. Whatever we will face or go through this year, whether good or bad, He will be with us. His plans for us this year are good and not to harm us. We have a loving, caring Father and He wants us to have a happy new year. It will not necessarily be a super perfect year, but He will be with us.
As we proceed with the journey of 2015 let us have confidence in Him. It is well and shall be well with us. Let us pursue Him with all our hearts and as we seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, He will add everything else we need. If God be for us, who can be against us? This year our God will visit us and He will bless us indeed. Let us rise up and excel in all we do this year.
I encourage you to be women of prayer and the word. Our spirituality must be accompanied by good works that cause others to glorify Him. The Lord, who started this new year, will be with us right to the end.
I wish you all a blessed and prosperous 2015. Let us keep on moving forward. We are praying for all of you.
We wish to inform you about our Celebrating Womanhood Annual Conference that will be taking place on the 6th & 7th of March. The theme is Woman of Worth (WOW) based on Ruth 3:11. Please invite family and friends. Here is the flyer.
Much love and New Year blessings!
Pastor Fatima Sibanda