|This is my desire to honor you|
Lord with all my heart, I worship you
With all I have within me,
I give you praise
All that I adore is in you
Lord I give you my heart,
I give you my soul
I live for you O Lord
Every breathe I take,
Every moment I’m awake,
Lord have your way in me.
As the year 2004 comes to an end, this song becomes even more important to me. I am certainly not one to wait till the end or beginning of a year to make resolutions or promises to God, but for the sake of new beginnings, I want to encourage you all to bring the lyrics of the song above to life in your lives today, for the rest of the new year, and for the rest of your lives.
This song means so much to me…I get goose bumps every time I sing those powerful lyrics; they are a reminder of the promises I made to God the day I dedicated my life to Him. So much has happened this year; most recently the tsunami and quakes that claimed the lives of over 120,000 people. If nothing else, this should show us that our lives are extremely fragile and our next breath is even not promised to us.
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. –Matthew 24:7-13
In spite of everything that is going on in the world, I challenge you all to stand firm! I urge you to make this your resolution for the New Year! Make it your fervent desire to honor God and to worship Him with everything that is within you. If you haven’t done so already, give Him your heart today, give Him your soul, begin to live for Him, and let him have His way in you. Decrease right now so that God can increase in you.
It is my earnest prayer for you that the New Year will be filled with joy, God’s blessings and His endless favor. I decree that that which you desire that is in line with God’s will for your life will be handed to you. I pray that God will make his face to shine upon you. I pray that God will look down upon those who were affected by the tsunami and quakes with mercy. Most importantly, I pray that God will reveal himself to us in a new way.
I wish you all the most prosperous New Year!!!
Stay blessed and spread the word.