2015 January


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Stop-300x300“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 ESV

It is a new year. As a ministry we always stop at the end of the year and ask God to clarify what the coming year will be for us. What is the vision for the new year? What is the Mission for this next season? What strategies are we to implement, with our activities this year, that will accomplish the Mission and Vision?

We have been actually processing this, for 2015, since the beginning of the Jewish new year 5775 back in September of 2014. The year 5775 after Creation, which runs from Sept. 25, 2014, through Sept. 13, 2015. The year 5776 starts Sept. 14, 2015. Since last September, we have been sensing a shift in our activities, and in our vision, and have been pressing in to what that could mean for us in 2015.

2015 is a Sabbath Rest year (Shemittah 5775) and a Jubilee Year (Yobel 5776). In the Bible during the year of Sabbath Rest, and a Jubilee Year, all debts between Jewish debtors and creditors were cancelled, and all slaves were released. Every seventh year, in the Sabbath Rest year, the farmers did not toil in the fields. They gave the land a year of rest. They trusted God for provision. And because of the year of rest for the fields, the land was more fruitful in the subsequent seasons. In addition, during the Jubilee Year all slaves were freed, and all fields and houses sold during the past fifty years were returned to their original owners. Read More

Double Your Happiness

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Double_happinessYou make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 ESV

Happy New YEAR!!!!!!!!

We’ve been talking the last few times together about happiness.

It is something that everyone wants.

In America we even have in the United States Declaration of Independence that happiness is an “unalienable right”.

It states: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

In Chinese, they have a character that translates as “double happiness”. It can also be translated as “double happy” or “double joy”. This symbol is a Chinese ornamental design commonly used as a decoration. You will see it on Chinese lanterns, and on greeting cards.

The truth is, God created you, and wants to you to be happy.

But you will only be truly happy if you know your Creator. Jesus came so that we might be reconciled to God. He came so we could have a relationship with Him. He knows that will bring us joy and happiness.

God would like to double your happiness, as you spend your time with Him. Worship and prayer are key. Praise, rejoicing and thanksgiving are key.

Find time to experience the “fullness of joy” today that can only be found with God.

God can give you double happiness this year! Let’s make 2015 the best year ever!