My hope for the single woman and man is that you will take pleasure in the gift of life, and enjoy the love and grace of God as we enter into this New Year.
Will 2012 be the year for love?
Will it be the year you stand at the altar and say, “I do.”?
If the answer is yes, praise Him. If the answer is to wait, praise Him.
Lord, not our will but your will be done.
My hope for you is that you see yourself as God sees you. Let God’s strength be perfect where you are weak and celebrate where you are strong. You are not incomplete. You are not alone. You are not deficient or half of a person. In Jesus we are made whole. God looked upon you and loved you so much, that He sent the Son to be crucified in your place. The debt of sin is removed by His redeeming blood. See how precious and priceless you are.
I pray that you overcome loneliness with the joy of the Lord. This world can not take joy away from you. Do not surrender it. God said I am with you always, even until the end of the world. Know that God always keeps His promises. He is not a man that he should lie. If God is keeping you now, He will do so until the end.
When God forgives you, leave the memories of your past mistakes behind. As He heals the wounds inflicted on your heart by broken relationships and insecurities, walk forward with confidence. Do not look back. I hope that forgiveness will flow to and from your heart and soul. Forgive others as God has forgiven you. His grace is sufficient.
Let the Word of God dwell in you richly. Meditate on scripture and let it saturate your life.
My hope is that God guides you to walk by faith and not by sight. Do not wait until you see the blessings of God before you rejoice. Make preparations to receive the spouse you have prayed for now. Acknowledge God in every step of the way and He will guide you in what you should do from day-to-day.
Fight discouragement, doubt, and bitterness with faith. Never stop believing or thanking God for what He has already done for you. I hope that you rejoice in the Lord always.
My hope is that you take your relationship with God to new levels. Go deeper. Beware of distractions that will keep you from loving Him. By His precious Holy Ghost we have power to shine as lights in this world. Before and after marriage, love God first. Let Him use you for His glory and to be a blessing to others.
Guard your heart. Let yourself be happy. Choose wisely. Fear no evil.
And again I say, rejoice.
In Jesus Name, Amen
I love you all and pray God’s best blessings for your lives now and forever.
C. L. Evans (Love and Grace Media for Christian Singles)