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Endless Possibilities in 2020… Joshua of Ghana

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Joshua Ghana with tags , , , , on January 2, 2020 by paulthepoke

TEXT: ISAIAH 43:18-21

Key Verse: Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

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An interesting map is on display in the British Museum in London. It’s an old mariner’s chart, drawn in 1525, outlining the North American coastline and adjacent waters. The cartographer made some intriguing notations on areas of the map that represented regions not yet explored. He wrote: “Here be giants,” “Here be fiery scorpions,” and “Here be dragons.” Eventually, the map came into the possession of Sir John Franklin, a British explorer in the early 1800s. Scratching out the fearful inscriptions, he wrote these words across the map: “HERE IS GOD.”

British Museum

Prophet Isaiah was comforting Israel in our text after their humiliating experience during their captivity in Babylon and the national shame it brought. He wanted them to understand how impossible it was for them to make progress as a nation without breaking from the past and focusing on the future. He anchored his encouragement on the endless possibilities of God’s promise to do a new thing.

As we begin the New Year, we must forget the impossibilities of the past and focus on what God has promised to do in the future. Though we live in a world that is uncertain and unpredictable, we have a God who knows the end from the beginning. The angry, bitter and painful words spoken against us in the past year must be allowed to pass with it. We must equally bury the old negative thoughts, speak positively to our future and allow God be in charge during moments of our deepest fears.

The failure, disappointment, distress and destruction of the past year will surely give way to progress and success this New Year. God has promised to make everything beautiful for us in this New Year. You have nothing to worry about. Welcome to a brand New Year. Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!! 2019

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , on December 31, 2018 by paulthepoke

Featuring Paul Beverly

My wish for my family & friends this new year is for happiness. For having a mindset of positivity & thinking good thoughts. That we can all separate ourselves from anything negative & not give negativity space in our head. May your year be filled with joy!

Happy New Year

What a beautiful world we’d be living in if we wanted the best for each other. Instead of only being all about ourselves, we took the time to help others & to build others up. Let’s make each other feel important & worthy.

Romans 15:2 We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.

Ecclesiastes 3:12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live…

Philippians 4:8 If anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.

Have a happy & positive New Year my friends!!!

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , on January 1, 2018 by paulthepoke

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One of the best feelings you will have is having peace in your life. The way to get peace is trusting in God & avoiding negativity in your life. God wants peace for us all, but you can’t have it by depending only on ourselves & others. Peace comes from God. Strive for peace my friends.

Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Romans 14:19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace & mutual upbuilding.

Have a peaceful year my friends!!!

Paul the Poke

Habakkuk 1:5 Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. -LORD God

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