Things To Do In The New Year

Message by John Mitchell

Proverbs 30: 24 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: 25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; 26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; 27 The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; 28 The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.

We all think we’re wiser than a spider.  If you find a spider web on your porch and knock it down the spider will immediately build again.  We can learn from that.  No matter what comes before us, let’s be determined.  If we take hold of God’s Word with our hands and rebuild if we fall, we’ll survive.  We must put our determination there—in the Book—and build from there.

The conies are between a field mouse and a rabbit in size.  They are small, weak animals but build in the rocks.  If we build our lives on anything other than the Rock, we build in vain.  When we dig and try to build outside the Rock we have a miserable life.  You’ll have a better life if it’s built on the Rock and you’ll live forever in heaven.

The locusts have no king; yet they travel in bands.  If a farmer sees one locust he won’t think much of it.  One can do little harm, but a band of locusts will destroy a farmer’s crop.  When we bind together in unity we are stoppable.  We can win others by staying together.

Ants are preparers.  When we are born again we are in our spring of life.  We begin to grow.  As we do we reach our mature stage of summer.  Fall is the preparation stage.  We begin to live for others and are ready to leave for the winter at any time.  If we don’t prepare in summer we may find ourselves too weak.  Prepare now.  Don’t wait.

Determination.  Unification.  Habitation.  All together it brings a blessed life.  If we daily use these we will grow and help others.  We will have more joy.  Instead of worrying about what may happen tomorrow, we think of what we can do for others.  When all are together another thing comes—praise and worship of God.  That’s why we come to church.  It’s what God wants.  Think you can’t do all this?  Stand strong.  We win in the end.  Shine HIS light to the world.  It’s our nature to pursue a higher source.  We can enjoy life while serving God.  Stay in tune with God through the week and you’ll be ready to praise and worship God when you get to church.

If anyone here is not ready to meet the Lord, you don’t know when your winter will arrive.  You must be ready; you must be prepared.  When we don’t walk in God’s will we can’t fulfill what he wants.  Anybody that’s not saved needs to make the commitment to God.  You can’t clean yourself up for him.  That’s what the blood of Jesus does.  Come to the Lord.  He leads and guides us into good things.  It will change your life in an instant.  Burdens will be lifted.  You can’t do it on your own.  It may sound hard, but you will not be able to live a Christian life without Jesus.  Once he’s in your heart, you can do it.  He puts the joy into your heart.  He wants to be in your life.  The only one who can stop him is you.

Make the step to Jesus.  You have to ask him into your heart.  I plead for you to get right with God.  Take these things and stay devoted to God.  Ask the Lord to speak to you individually and then as a church on a daily basis.  He can use us if we let him.

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