Happy New Year!
Like most others, I have been focusing on the new year, my goals and plans for the year, and strategies for making it all work together.
I was drawn to scripture, this morning, regarding new beginnings. I began to think about how everything in the United States seems to focus on the New Year as sort of a baptism into better choices.
Many of you know that I look upon 1 Cor 3:16-17 as my inspiration for life, food, and activity choices.
While many people I know are waking up this morning wishing the sun wasn’t so bright, the dogs didn’t bark quite so loud, and wondering where the bottle of asprin is, I woke up refreshed, ready to greet the new year and make a difference, due to the choices I made.
This morning, I thought how fitting Romans 6:1-6 is to the whole “theory” of New Year’s in our country.
6 1-3 So what do we do? Keep on sinning so God can keep on forgiving? I should hope not! If we’ve left the country where sin is sovereign, how can we still live in our old house there? Or didn’t you realize we packed up and left there for good? That is what happened in baptism. When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind; when we came up out of the water, we entered into the new country of grace—a new life in a new land!
3-5 That’s what baptism into the life of Jesus means. When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus. Each of us is raised into a light-filled world by our Father so that we can see where we’re going in our new grace-sovereign country.
I’ve been baptized twice in my life. The first time was when I was 13 or 14. My friends and cousin were all doing it and I didn’t want to be left out. I took the classes, understood what it all meant, but didn’t really accept Him into my heart. Didn’t make choices to support Him.
In 2006, while teaching kids at Church Camp, I came to the realization that I DO ACCEPT Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I DO want to be HIS hands and feet. My father baptized me in the lake at the camp, and I accepted Him as I should, because I wanted Him in my heart, rather than doing because everyone else was.
Five years ago, I also realized my desire to listen to His calling for me and to reach out and help others who also are ready to listen to his call.
Many of my goals for 2014 involve reaching more people and assisting them in learning to care for their Temple. Just as I knew all about the process of baptism and what was involved, I wasn’t ready to accept it and follow His path until a later realization.
Many of clients feel the same way about their failing health. They KNOW, or they think they know, what needs to be done to improve their health, yet when they have tried to “implement” the steps in the past, they found they weren’t ready or something caused them to stumble.
Today, we work together, to get over and past the road blocks, to understand our thought processes, the correct steps for each person, the love for yourself and Him, and it all begins to fall into place.
Thank you, to all my current and past clients!
To those of you ready to begin your own journey to a Temple with a stronger foundation that allows you the opportunity and even desire to be His hands and feet, I am here, ready to serve, guide, coach, and celebrate your successes with you!
HAPPY NEW YEAR – Make the choice, Make the change, Be the difference!
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