If you’re reading this article, congratulations! You lived another year in this beautifully designed world that God created for each and every one of us! He poured out His love for you and I in ways we couldn’t have predicted, and we can revel in the unfolding of His divine plan for us. We’ve emerged from 12 months of ups and downs that are inherently a part of our story on this journey called life. As we contemplate the year ahead, it’s natural to take inventory of our lives, including the emotional, financial and spiritual aspects.
The awesome thing about a new beginning, a new year, is that it reminds us it’s never too late to make Jesus the center of our story. While God is the ultimate writer, we have the opportunity to be intentional about the choices we make as we go about our daily rhythms. Is Jesus the main focus of your next chapter? As we begin our new year’s journey together, let’s set goals, write them down, pray over them, and partner with Jesus to make them happen. Let’s encourage each other to keep moving forward and show the world what it means to live and love as He does. In our walk alongside Jesus, we have the God-given tools and the potential to do better. We know God only wants the best for us!
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Have you ever heard the saying, “The handwriting is on the wall?” It is synonymous with bad news, and interestingly, this phrase comes directly from the Bible. In Daniel Chapter 5, a human hand writes on a plaster wall while King Belshazzar watches with trepidation. Unable to decipher the inscription, he summons Daniel to render an interpretation. Needless to say, it is bad news. Persia captures the city that very evening and Belshazzar is killed.
It did not have to end that way for Belshazzar, but he sins against the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. First, he commits a major blunder by using sacred Jewish temple vessels as party favors to get drunk. And then, there is the timing. Babylon has been on a steady decline, and the Persians are literally garrisoned at the city gates. Instead of tending to business and defending the city, Belshazzar decides to throw a party. This act of indulgence does not go well for either Belshazzar or the Babylonian Empire.
An idea that began as a way to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Hour of Power in 2020, the East Gate Legacy Walk is a testament to the fact that projects don’t always go smoothly, especially during a worldwide pandemic. But after many challenges due to a materials shortage and construction delays, the East Gate Legacy Walk was finally unveiled on the Shepherd’sGrove campus in Irvine late last year! We are ecstatic to share this special legacy project with you today! ... click here to continue reading online or to donate towards the East Gate Legacy Walk.
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