Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome 2011


Happy new year to everyone!

I can't believe that a new year has come. As I look back on 2010, I am astounded by the love and faithfulness of our Lord. He has been with me every step of the way throughout the year, and each day has been one of falling deeper and deeper in love with Jesus.

The new year also brings in us a desire to change, in the form of resolutions. So here are a few of mine in no particular order:
~ Gain an even deeper dependence on God than last year
~ Sweeter and deeper communion with Christ through meditating/reading His Word
~ More outspoken with my faith
~ More financially sound
~ Get fit physically AND spiritually
~ To glorify God with my every word and deed

The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. But have you ever thought about how to glorify God? I mean practically in every day life? Kevin DeYoung ( has come up with a list of twenty biblical ways that we can glorify Him:

1. Give God verbal declarations of praise (Rev. 4:8-9).
2. Live a life of noticeable piety (Matt. 5:16; James 1:27; 1 Peter 2:12).
3. Ask God for things in Jesus’ name (John 14:13).
4. Bear fruit and show yourself to be a disciple of Jesus (John 15:8).
5. Declare the truth about Jesus (John 16:14).
6. Love your life less than God (John 21:19; 1 Peter 1:7; 4:16).
7. Worship God as God (Rom. 1:21).
8. Live a life of sexual purity (1 Cor. 6:20).
9. Live a life of generosity (2 Cor. 9:13).
10. Rejoice in God’s glory displayed in creation (Psalm 19:1).
11. Do the works of faith (2 Thess. 1:12).
12. Use your gifts in God’s strength (1 Peter 4:11).
13. Make sure everyone knows you’re not God (Acts 12:23).
14. Live a life of gratitude (Psalm 50:23; 2 Cor. 4:15).
15. In matters of liberty, seek the good of others (1 Cor 10:31).
16. Extend grace to sinners (2 Cor. 8:19).
17. Be a part of a local church (2 Cor. 8:23; Eph. 3:20-21).
18. Tell God you are wrong and he is right (Josh. 7:19; Jer. 13:16; Rev. 16:9).
19. Obey God (Lev. 10:3; Mal. 2:2).
20. Go from a Christ-despiser to a Christ-worshiper (Gal. 1:24).

I pray that each and every one of us will experience Christ and His love in a deeper way in 2011.

His bondservant,

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.
When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,

God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.


  1. Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope all is well with you. We're thinking we might meet up since our boys are playing indoor soccer.

  2. Happy New Year! All is well with me. God is good and His love and faithfulness know no bounds in my life! I am looking forward to seeing you at indoor :)

    God bless you,