James 4:7-10King James Version (KJV)
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
As we draw nigh to the end of 2015, God is asking us to draw nigh unto Him in 2016. It’s time for us to “Hang Out With Jesus”; and go back to our first love. This year(2015), has been a year of so many miracles, blessings, and victories that we should look forward to hanging out with God. Imagine all of the many wonderful things He has planned for us in 2016. Many of the testimonies of 2015 included Salvation, spiritual growth, deliverance, new revelations, family reunions and reconciliations, healing, jobs, increase in finance, cars, homes, and so much more. Why not give back to God what he has given us: more time. He’s given us grace for multiple chances to “get our acts together”; when He is not obligated to do so. Jesus came to save that which was lost, and we’re included in that number.
God used our Bishop Bobby Wellons, Sr. once again during the last Sunday in 2015 to let us know that we need to “Hang Out With God”. We spend so much time in places and around people that may not be feeding our souls with the sufficient nourishment for our Spirit Man; and it has begun to show through the lack of love for others, lack of faith, unhappiness, and bad habits we carry. However, if we take a moment to reflect on the goodness of God, and spend more quality time with Him; these negative habits can change. Hanging out with Jesus can be as simple as “stealing away” from others and finding a quiet place to worship God, meditating on His goodness, studying His word, washing the dishes or your car; while keeping Him included in your daily occupation. You’ll feel so much better within yourself and come out with such a clear mind because of giving more of yourself to God without distraction.
Let the Lord in, let Him be your “all & all”; He truly deserves it. He wants to be loved by you, because He unconditionally loves you.
God bless you and your family; and NCLDC truly thank you for all of your support and prayers. We continue to grow and reach out to the lost at any cost. We include you in our prayers, much love from NCLDC in 2015 through to 2016.
Have a Happy & Blessed New Year