To A New And Prosperous Year
I know in my heart that God has good things planned for His children. We are the peculiar people and the royal priesthood of Almighty God. He has made us kings and priests in this world. We are the true blessed ones because our honor comes from a Heavenly Kingdom.
As things continue to get darker and worst for those of this world, the difference that is in us will be seen by them. We are the salt for the earth. We are the light for the world which can not be hidden.
"The blessing of the Lord makes one rich and adds no sorrow with it." These are the blessings that have been stored up for God's children. They are for us to claim and include "the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous" because "the activity of the righteous is for life while the income of the wicked is for sin." So our blessings cause the world to take notice of us. They set us apart from them. It is the blessing of the Lord in our marriages, families, jobs/businesses, children, finances, etc.
To that end, it is for us to live holy and prosperous lives on Earth that will cause men to see the goodness of the Lord in His children. They will look at us and say, "They are truly children of God. See how He takes care of them." They will know that He loves us and we love Him.
From my heart, I wish you a happy new and prosperous year in the Lord. ♥