Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

With great expectation you can look forward to new days, months and years but without the desire for “A NEW YEAR OF DEVOTION” then the same results will occur in your life.  Disappointments, distractions, deceptions, hinder the true purpose of God’s plan. 

Commitment to accept the wisdom of God’s sacrificial plan and desire will bring deliverance healing and restoration in the lives of many.  “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Then shall you call upon Me, and you shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you.  And you shall seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:11-13)

“A NEW YEAR OF DEVOTION “does not mean just reading the Bible and hearing the WORD of God but this time it’s surrendering to become a doer of the WORD.  James 1:22 declares, “But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  An evaluation of ourselves is necessary but it is God Alone Who knows the heart, which the Word of God if properly presented shall reveal the truth.  Obeying the Word of God brings great Blessings.  However, the only way it can be obeyed is for Believers to explicitly place their Faith in Christ and the Cross.

“A NEW YEAR OF DEVOTION will unfold a dimension of God working in your life that will detach you from the finiteness of man’s wisdom creating an acceleration of infinite wisdom and exceptional power that can only be manifested by an ETERNAL GOD.  2nd Chronicles 7:14-15 declares,  “If My People, who are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways: then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.   Now My Eyes shall be open, and My Ears attend unto the prayer that is made in this place.”

“A NEW YEAR OF DEVOTION will cancel the assignment of the enemy and invoke heaven to participate in what’s happening on earth because He is a PROMISE KEEPER.  When ego and pride dissipates, miracles, signs and wonders follow.  The WORD of God says, “I call Heaven and Earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, Blessing and cursing:  therefore choose life that both you and your seed may live.  That you may love the LORD your God, and that you may obey His Voice, and that you may cleave unto Him:  for He is your life, and the length of your days:  that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” (Deuteronomy 30: 19-20) 

Once again the choice is yours.  The way to Deliverance, Restoration, Restitution and Healing will come forth but the CHANGE rests in you.  Will it be a New Year Resolution or “A NEW YEAR OF DEVOTION?”  The world is waiting for the Church to awake from sleep so that they can be rescued from darkness.  The WORD of the LORD declares, “And if it seems evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve.”  (Joshua 24:15)