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What's Ahead?

By Jeff Roman

Matthew 6:25. "For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink, nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they are? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?

As 2017 becomes a memory for us all, and 2018 becomes a reality. Whether 2017 was a glorious year for you or a year of trials and bumps. We look back at all the times where something did not go quite right. That time when we were running up river on tournament morning and that underwater log caught the prop and sheared a blade off of that stainless steel prop, and there we sat dead in the water. Or how about that time we were duck hunting and that storm blew in and changed the wind direction and blew about 40 miles an hour when the weatherman said there would be no wind that day at all. It completely changed our hunting day. Or that day we were out stalking deer looking for signs and we stepped in a hole and twisted our ankle and had to call it a day. And also at home when the furnace went out or a drain plugged or the central air quit working. Or when a couple of the kids become sick and the doctors could not quite put a handle on it. Or the period of time the boss was all over you and you do not quite understand why. Even though we really had a good year there always seems to be a day or two when trials and bumps pop up. At that time it always seems disastrous.

Isaiah 41:10. "Do not fear, for I am with you, do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

As we prepare for 2018 and look forward to all of the days and events we have coming up whether it be work related or for fun remember this, for Him to help us and to always be by your side and to really get to know His understanding, and what He can do for us, we must have a relationship with Him. He is always with you, but He will always seem closer to us when we are closer to Him. It is fine and good to get that fishing gear ready, plan that vacation, finish off that hunting season and look forward to 2018. But let us not forget Him because He will not forget us. Work on your walk and relationship and get to know him better. See the difference He will make!!

Deuteronomy 31:6. "Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you."


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