Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy new year

Happy new year everyone xxx May the Lord bless and keep you in this new year, may 2013 hold many happy and exciting moments, and may you be blessed in all your endeavors. 

Let us thank God for guarding and guiding us in the year that has passed, and may we look to Him for our hope and sustenance in the new year. Paul says in Philippians 3 that he himself has confidence in the flesh, and has the most reason to boast (see Philippians 3:3-11), yet he counts all the gain he had as loss in order that he may gain Christ.

Philippians 3:7-8 {ESV}
"But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ."

Paul further says:

Philippians 3:13-14 {ESV}
"Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of Christ Jesus."

No matter how far we've come or what we have or have not accomplished, and no matter how far we still need to go, may we no longer look behind us, but strain forward to what lies ahead, knowing that we do not have to fear tomorrow because we have our hope in the Lord.


  1. Thanks Melany and a very blessed new year to you too. I hope this year we see more from you on this blog. xx

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and inspiration Tanya xx

  2. I fulle agree with Tanya :) Hope you keep inspiring us! May it be a blessed 2013 for you and Colin!