The New Year's blahs...........
Have you ever noticed that people seem to get the blues after Christmas and New Years? I wonder why that it? I know Cassandra has a always had a hard time during the holidays because of her strained family relationships. Her parents divorced when she was 5. Now the 1st part of January is difficult because her dad died 2 years ago. I think Christmas season has gotten out of hand. Our society doesn't celebrate Christ's birthday anymore. It is more about shopping and gift giving. That is why I like Thanksgiving more because it is only about being thankful to God and spending time with friends and family. I think people get so consumed with Christmas and it's over so quickly. Then they go into depression by New Years. I have several friends who are in need of encouragement right now. They have called and e-mailed me because they are discouraged in their ministry. They are great people who God has used in my life and for the Kingdom. I want to be a Barnabas to them and others. For anyone who is in need of encouragement right now, I pray that you will stand strong. When I think of these friends Barnabas comes to mind because they have been such encouragements to me.
Acts 11:21-23 (NIV) The Lord's hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord. News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he arrived and saw the evidence of the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.To my friends take heart. I have seen your ministry. I have seen God use you in my life and others. God is with you and eventhough things look bleak you have made a difference in my life and I am grateful!
posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/19/2006 10:34:00 AM