Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Optimizing, Upgrading and Downsizing

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession 
and thanksgiving be made for all people—   
for kings and all those in authority, 
that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  
This is good, and pleases God our Savior,  who wants all people to be saved 
and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  
 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,   
who gave himself as a ransom for all people. 
This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.   
And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—
I am telling the truth, I am not lying—
and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.
 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, 
lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.
2 Tim.2:1-8

I am sharing the scripture reading from today's Daily Bread Devotion 
as a springboard to the New Year!
Thank-you dear reader, for stopping on this porch and my prayer this year is that 
each of us may grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 
To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 
 2 Pet.3:18

Below is my traditional New Year's Greeting...
a card my grandparent's received years ago.

What if instead of fearing, doubting
Arguing, debating, shouting
Slandering, boasting, back-biting
Worrying, badgering, fighting
Fretting, betting, wishing, wanting
Warring, criticizing, taunting
Belittling and berating
Jumping to conclusions, hating
Moping, grumbling, heckling, pining
Gloating, preening, undermining
Imagining what someone said
What if instead
we just prayed

© Janet Martin

Happy New Year

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