Happy New Year’s Eve Day!
We made it! We’ve read and prayed the whole New Testament this year.
When we began this journey in January, I was excited but a little nervous wondering if I’d be able to reach the goal.
Today, I’m feeling overwhelmed and so very thankful and blessed.
I’m thankful to the Lord for giving me the strength and energy I needed and for blessing me with an even greater love for His Word.
I’m thankful to Rev, for his faithful encouragement and for reading and studying ahead, and for giving me helpful ideas and hours of proofreading.
And, I’m so very thankful to all of you for taking this journey with me . . . allowing me to walk with you and share my love for the Word and prayer.
So, here we are . . . the last chapter of the Bible!
It always reminds me of the following quote from the Rev. Billy Graham:
“I’ve read the last page of the Bible, it’s all going to turn out all right.”
What an awesome blessing God has given us!
Our faith and hope are based on the truth of God’s promises that our eternal future is going to be glorious!
No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him. And they will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads. And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.Revelation 22:3–5
Can you imagine?!
We will see God face to face. We will stand in the presence of Jesus. We will join generations of people who know, love, and trust Him.
When life is hard and the future is uncertain . . . we have Jesus’ promise:
“Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”Revelation 22:12–14
This life is temporary. But Jesus is forever.
He has always been and He always will be. He existed before creation and He will continue to be forever and ever . . . and by His grace, mercy, and love—we will be with Him for the everlasting future.
Yes! I am coming soon!
We can trust Him!
And join John praying:
Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!Revelation 22:20b–21
May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people.
Jesus will come and “it’s all going to turn out all right!”
A Prayer to Wait with Faith, Hope, and Joy
Trusting that Jesus will Come Soon
Father, thank you for Your promises. Your Word increases my faith and fills me with hope. It gives me all I need to live with joy each day.
From Your Word and from my experiences, I believe Your promise that Jesus will come soon. I believe that He will return to judge the world and claim all who have placed their faith and trust in Him. I believe You are the God of the impossible. When the enemy wants me to grow impatient and give in to doubt, Your promises encourage me.
I believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. (John 14:6) I believe He is my Lord and Savior. (2 Peter 1:11)I believe He was present with You before the creation of the world. (John 1:2) I believe His life brought light to the world. (John 1:4) I believe Jesus will come soon. (Revelation 22:20)
Lord, please be with me in the year ahead. Give me all I need each day to live for You. Fill me with faith, hope, and love. Cover me with Your grace and mercy . . . I surrender myself to You as I watch and wait to see Jesus, my Savior, face to face. It is in His holy name I pray. Amen.
On today’s last note of the year write:
I will wait with faith, hope, and joy . . . Jesus will come soon!
Happy New Year! May the days ahead overflow with blessings that give you joy!
I thank the Lord for you, my friends, and I’m asking Him to bless you throughout the year ahead.
I can’t wait to tell you what we have planned here at CMB in the coming days. So, please join me again on Monday, when I’ll give you a little peek at what you can expect and how you can help with ideas and questions.
Thank you so much for joining me today.
And a thank you to BibleGateway.com for sources.
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