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Redeeming the Time

Are you resolved to something yet? Figured out how to make it happen? Just one thing or do you have a list? Let's pretend that we all weigh exactly what our dream figure should weigh and that it has a sufficient muscle ratio; we've taken our vitamins as mom says we should; we've peddled, walked & stair-stepped the perfect time limit each day; our cholestoral and blood pressure levels are of text book standard...

Just before I settled in last night, I read this: The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor. Jesus spoke these words in Luke but they were first written about Him in Isaiah and there these beautiful phrases follow: To comfort all who mourn, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. (verses here)

He changes the lives of those who want to be changed.

Sowing seeds... Redeeming the time... How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news". (verses here) If you want to believe but it doesn't all make sense to you, read this and let this be a truly new year. If you are already one who believes, take direction for your new year: Go ye therefore...

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