God is good, and Jesus is King of King and Lord of Lords!
My brothers and sisters, we made it to the year of 2014, but it is sad to say there are some who didn’t make it. May God rest their soul ... But we who are still alive have a lot to be thankful for.
You see, Thanksgiving is not just for November. Thanksgiving is year-round, and we ought to be thankful to be here. We might not be in good health or have a lot of money, but we are still here. AMEN.
During New Year’s I had the opportunity to go to Conway Regional Medical Center and visit the sick and wish them a Happy New Year.
You know, I went to every floor and every room on those floors from second through fourth floors wishing everyone Happy New Year and praying for those who wanted prayer. I was a little tired, but God gave me the strength to finish all three floors. I had a real good time talking with the patients and praying with them and that’s what it’s all about. It made me feel good after it.
You see, three years ago I would always go to the hospital and visit the sick, but I let other things interfere with my visitation of the hospital.
Things such as working and just being lazy, bottom line. But I made up my mind that I’m going to do better this year.
Then, after I left the hospital, I went to the nursing home on Dave Ward Drive and spent some time there wishing everyone a Happy New Year and talking and joking with them.
You see, my day was full-on New Year’s and I loved every minute of it! After all, it’s another year, 2014, and I’m going to forget about 2013.
Like I said, I’m going to do better this year. This year is going to be a special year for me. I’m going to try to do everything God puts on my heart to do.
I may gaze at my past sometimes but I won’t go back and live in it. I’m not going to lie, I’ve made so many mistakes in the past years. Don’t get me wrong, making mistakes is not so bad because we learn from our mistakes. I don’t know about you, but when I look back on my mistakes it strengthens me and helps me to do better.
All I’m trying to say is that our mistakes could be a good thing, it can be a learning experience for some of us who want to do better. After all, we are only human, we are going to make mistakes and we are going to sin. But don’t stay in those mistakes and sins, repent and ask God to forgive you and then you move on.
This year, let’s start being more about God’s business — like helping people who are really in need and visiting the sick at their homes or in the hospitals.
I don’t know about you all, but my mind is made up. This is my New Year’s resolution and I hope and pray that you all will do the same thing, and that is being about God’s business. AMEN.
(Contact Marcus at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-908-9507.)