Happy New Year friends,

Are you ready to make the most of 2019? What are your hopes heading into this year?
I have great hopes for the new year but here’s my one new year’s resolution for 2019.
I seek to live out Mary’s response to the angelic messenger in Luke 1:38.

“Here am I,
the servant of the Lord;
let it be with me
according to your word.”

Yes, I’ve been praying and meditating on this simple verse for several weeks now.
Why does this sliver of scripture still cut me to the heart? It challenges my “little faith.”
So in 2019, I am praying and asking for the Holy Spirit to help me live into Luke 1:38.

HERE AM I
 I resolve to be present before God as I am…not as I want to be.

THE SERVANT OF THE LORD:
 I resolve to serve and worship God as I am…not when I feel like it.

LET IT BE WITH ME
 I resolve to accept God’s will for my life as it is…not as I will it to be.

ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD
 I resolve to obey God’s Word as it is written…not as I can understand it.

So that’s my resolution for 2019. I know I can’t do so without the help of the Holy Spirit.
But the good news is that “nothing will be impossible with God.” Jesus is God with us.
What will your resolution(s) be for God in 2019? I invite you to pray and ask God to re-veal his will for your life this new year. Trust that God hears the cries of your heart and will respond with love for you through His Word, Holy Spirit, and His people this year.

Christ transforms our lives so our community can thrive.
Pastor Zack