Pastor Stephen Dedman

Happy New Year

Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea And a path through the mighty waters,
“Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43‬:‭16‬, ‭18‬-‭19‬

It’s a brand new year! Great things are going to happen this year. Are you ready to be blessed?

You say, “How do you know great blessings are coming my way?” Because I’m expecting them!

You say, “How do you know what the future hods?” I don’t but God does. I know that God loves you and wants to see you be blessed. If you belong to the Lord you are a blessed child.

We may face difficult days, trying times, and challenging circumstances but God is with us every step of the way. He is already working it out according to His will.

What is your perspective for this year? Are you expecting to be blessed beyond measure? Will you be ready when the blessings come?

God is doing something new in your life. The past is gone and the new is here. He is shining new light and new direction for us to follow. Let’s look forward to some new exciting things.

Keep 2 Corinthians 1:20 on the forefront of your mind. Paul says, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”

I pray you have a happy and blessed new year!


Lord, I thank you for giving me the greatest blessing I could ever receive and that is Your salvation. I am ready to do Your work and anticipate great things happening. To You all glory is given.

Happy New Year

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

God has done great and wonderful things in 2019 but we anticipate even greater things for 2020. When we stop to think about the last year or even the last decade we can’t help but think of His wonderful attributes. Only God can do such wonderful things.

Are you anticipating great things for this new year? Are you hoping for wonderful opportunities to present themselves to you? We hope for the best to come and as a child of God we can rest assured the best is yet to come. Jesus is coming!

God wants us to experience His goodness. If we are not diving into His Word and devoting ourselves to His majesty we are living less than what we should. Strive to see how you can experience Him more now than ever before. The Scriptures tell us, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord…”‭‭ (Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11-14‬)

I hope you have a wonderful and happy new year and I pray that you find joy and peace that fills your heart and soul.

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