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ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD IN 2012

It’s New Year’s time again, 2012 can you believe it?  This is the time  of year a lot of folks

make New Year’s Resolutions and  make a list of things they want to accomplish in their

lives. Someone  close to me was asking me “wasn’t he the one who set up your blog for

you?” talking about Rev. Briggs.  I laughed and said, “Yes, or I might still be in “Someday

I’ll”.  I want to dedicate this post to Rev. Briggs who helped me realize a desire I had.

We were in Pasadena, in the Houston area for revival.  One night after church as we

fellowshipped at Rev. Briggs’ church, I said, “I read a lot of good things and  have

experienced a lot of good things and I was thinking about writing a blog for the ladies in

our division.  Maybe I can share something that would be a blessing, but I don’t know the

first thing about it.  He said, among other things,  “I’ll set it up for you Ma’am.”  I

excitedly said, “You will?”  He graciously set it up for me and  it has definitely been a

learning process.  I was thinking about one time in the beginning stages how I literally

 spent hours on a post and then, for some reason, I lost it!  I mean it was gone!  It just

wasn’t there!  So you can see  I am a relative “newbie” to the computer world.  I recently

told someone that I moved on from Kindergarten to the 1st grade, so praise God  it is an

advancement!  Also I appreciate Sister Patterson, our pastor’s wife in Washington, for

doing all the technical work for the new header on this blog.

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Someday Isle

by Dennis Waitley

There is an island fantasy
A “Someday I’ll” never see

When recession stops, inflation ceases
Our Mortgage is paid, our pay increases

That Someday is where problems end
Where every piece of mail is from a friend

Where the children are sweet, already grown
Where all the nations can go it alone

Where we all retire at forty-one
Playing Football in the island sun

Most unhappy people look to tomorrow
To erase this day’s hardship and sorrow

They put happiness on lay-away
And struggle through a blue today

But happiness cannot be sought
It can’t be earned, it can’t be bought

Life’s most important revelation
It’s the journey that means as much as the
destination

Happiness is where you are right now,
Pushing a pencil or pushing a plow

It’s knocking on doors and making your calls
It’s getting back up after your falls…

…If you live in the past you become senile
If you live in the future your on “Someday I’ll”

The fear of results is procrastination
The joy of today is a celebration

You can save, you can slave, trudging mile after mile
But you’ll never set foot on your “Someday I’ll”

When you’ve paid all your dues and put in your time
Out of nowhere comes another Mt. Everest to climb

I have decided Today to make it my Vow

To take “Someday I’ll” and make it Now!

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Philippians 4:13

 I can do all things through Christ

which strengthenth me.

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is

the substance of things hoped for,

the evidence of things not seen.

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 Luke 1:37

For with God

nothing shall be impossible.

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“This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation),

there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:

that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

A whole stream of events issues from the decision,

raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents,

meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”

W. H. Murray

Proverbs 29:18  Where there is no vision the people perish: …

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I appreciate Reverend Briggs and his vision for Christ and His Church.  My heart was

very touched when I saw his close pastoral relationship with the young people in his

church and their reciprocal love and respect for him.   I noticed the same respect from

the adults also.  One older woman was invited some years ago by a soul winner who

knocked on her door and invited her to church and she has been coming ever since. She

is an integral part of the congregation.  She shared that someone had questioned her

about attending church so much and her reply was, “It’s not really very much, it only

adds up to a few hours a week.”   She loves working for the Lord and is a real blessing to

the Lord’s work there.   The church family in Pasadena experiences a wonderful sense of

comaraderie and care for one another.

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2 Corinthians 12:9

 And he said unto me,

My grace is sufficient for thee:

for my strength is made perfect in weakness.

Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,

that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

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“They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary.

But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year?

Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house?

Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction?

Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and

hugging the delusive phantom of hope,

until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature

hath placed in our power.”

― Patrick Henry

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Joshua 1:7

Only be thou strong

and very courageous…

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There is nothing more that I can add to what God has told us in His word, and what

these great men have shared from their hearts for us to read in our time. This is now the

year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twelve.  This may be the year Jesus comes back for

His Church.  As for me I want to be ready.  May the Lord richly bless you and your family

in this new year Reverend Briggs.  The Lord’s family is praying for your speedy recovery.

Amen. The same God that was faithful in 2011 will be the same in 2012!

  Happy New Year!

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