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As we start out this brand new year I have a sense of anticipation and expectation about God’s work in our lives during 2019.

As a part my “personal recalibration” I am reading the devotional Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young. I wanted to share a portion of the reading from January 1 with you, “COME TO ME with a teachable spirit, eager to be changed. A close walk with Me is a life of continual newness. Do not cling to old ways as you step into a new year. Instead, seek My Face with an open mind, knowing that your journey with Me involves being transformed by the renewing of your mind. As you focus your thoughts on Me, be aware that I am fully attentive to you. I see you with a steady eye, because My attention span is infinite. I know and understand you completely; My thoughts embrace you in everlasting Love. I also know the plans I have for you: plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Give yourself fully to this adventure of increasing attentiveness to My Presence.”

As I read this devotional on the first day of the New Year, I keenly heard the Lord speaking to me through these words and affirming my expectations for 2019 and beyond. Thank you for joining with me as together we draw closer to Jesus and grow to be more like Him.

Pastor Bob

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