FALSE HOPE . . . OR GOD WITH US?

ARE BLACK EYED PEAS ON YOUR MENU FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY? IT IS A CUSTOM FOR MANY AMERICANS. THIS CUSTOM STARTED WITH A BELIEF THAT BLACK EYED PEAS WOULD BRING GOOD LUCK. DO YOU FALSELY BELIEVE IN GOOD LUCK. CUSTOMS ARE FUN. FALSE BELIEFS ARE DANGEROUS. IF YOU BELIEVE IN SOMETHING, DO YOU HAVE FAITH IN THAT SAME THING?

SO, AS YOU START AND GO THRU THIS FIRST DAY OF THE NEW YEAR, QUESTION YOURSELF AS TO WHY YOU DO CERTAIN THINGS. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE CUSTOM OF EATING BLACK EYED PEAS. INSTEAD OF EATING THEM FOR LUCK, ENJOY THEM AS A FOOD GOD HAS SUPPLIED.

INSTEAD OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS THAT YOU ARE UNLIKELY TO KEEP, GO INTO PRAYER WITH GOD. PROMISE HIM THE CHANGES YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS NEW YEAR. ASK HIM TO HELP YOU OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES THAT SEEM TOO LARGE FOR YOU ALONE. PROMISE GOD AND HE WILL KEEP HIS PROMISES TO YOU.

GOD SENT HIS SON TO TAKE AWAY YOUR SINS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT TO BE WITH YOU EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY. ONCE YOU HAVE ACCEPTED CHRIST, HIS SPIRIT RESIDES IN YOU AND NO ONE CAN TAKE HIM AWAY. IMMANUEL….’GOD WITH US’…GOD’S PROMISE.

“THE LORD IS NOT SLOW IN KEEPING HIS PROMISE, AS SOME UNDERSTAND SLOWNESS. INSTEAD HE IS PATIENT WITH YOU, NOT WANTING ANYONE TO PERISH, BUT EVERYONE TO COME TO REPENTANCE.” 2 PETER 3:9 NIV