Happy New Year 2018 – Pastor David Uth – First Baptist Orlando

Hey Pastor David here. And I want to wish you a Happy New Year! I hope so far it’s gone great. We’re only the day of the first of the year and I pray that every day is going to be a great day for you this year. So I just wanted to tell you, “Happy New Year,” and I want you to think about two things. As you think about the year ahead, I want you to ask the Lord, “What’s a word that God you would give me for this year?” You may already have your word. And you may already know exactly what it is, but you may not. Just ask the Lord, “What’s a word that somehow you’re going to use that word in my life this year.” You’d be surprised at what might happen. And then the second is this: I want you to say, “God if I could ask You to do anything this year, the year 2018, this is what I want you to do.” Just let your request be made known. The Scripture says that “we have not because we ask not.” Ask Him to do something. Is it something you’ve been longing for, I mean is it something in your life that you want God to fix or is it a place of healing? What is it that you would say, “Lord I want you to…I just would love for this to happen this year.” And then as your doing that, you might want to go ahead and say, “God, thank you for your grace and forgiveness in the year 2017.” Because the truth is we all look back and think of the places that I wish had gone differently, I wish I had done that differently. But you know what? Last year’s gone. It’s over. And that a beautiful thing about our mistakes. God covers them. In fact the Scriptures that, “He buries our sins in the depths of the sea. He remembers them no more.” They don’t even exist because He doesn’t remember. And I just think it’s appropriate for us to start off this new year on this 1st day saying, “Thank you, that we get a new start, a fresh start.” And God as I think about it, this is what I want you to do. I think it would be great. The Lord will be glorified in that. I pray He’ll show you what to ask even He’ll give you that word that’s going to be part of your life for the year. I hope it is one of the greatest year’s for you and I pray God will bless as a church He will bless us in one of the greatest year’s we’ll ever have together. Thank you so much for taking a journey with us and I pray that the year 2018 is a great part of that journey. God bless you! Have a wonderful, happy new year.

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