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May the light of the manger guide you through the coming year and defeat the darkness that surrounds you.

He’s my counselor. Someone I can talk to. Someone who can relate to my struggles without judgment, who accepts me in the midst of the struggle rather than waiting for me ‘on the other side’.

What does “He’s my Wonderful Counselor “ mean to you? What has he walked with you through?

His Peace comes in the midst of conflict not as a replacement to conflict.

The fields are white for the harvest. Ask the Father how you can be part of the harvest.

““I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”” Jeremiah‬ ‭1:5

Have you ever had an idea for a project? You did all the planning, bought the materials and put it together only to find that it didn’t work out exactly the way you had hoped. In fact, maybe it was so far away from what your idea was that it wasn’t even useful?

I admire people who can put a project together in their mind and then have it come out exactly the way they had hoped.

That’s exactly what happens to the prophet Jeremiah. God calls him to be his messenger. God calls him for a purpose. And Jeremiah‘s words to the nation of Israel prove that God’s project worked out just exactly as he had planned.

The same is true for us. The Psalmist tells us that every day of our lives are planned by God. He sees us in our mothers womb and knows exactly how he wants us to turn out.

So don’t lose heart. You may be in a period of your life right now where it seems like nothing is going right. You may even be feeling like a total failure because of mistakes you’ve made in the past.

God has a purpose for you. He can take the mistakes of your past and help you learn from them so that they become stepping stones to a bright future.

None of us are here by chance. Each of us has a God planned purpose. All we need to do is allow him to take control of our lives and show us the path that he has for us. In God’s eyes you are exactly as he had hoped.

And remember, as someone once said, “God don’t make no junk!”

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