Blog family, 2015 is coming to an end! It has been a great year I must say. When I look back over it, I can see God’s hand over my life. Faithful is the only way I can describe it. When things didn’t go my way and I strayed a way, God still kept me. I’m not big on resolutions but I can say things will be different in 2016. Hebrews 12:1 says,

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”.

The thing I have been battling with is letting go. There are situations in our lives that are literally dead weight that we are struggling to hold on to and keep it together. These weights slowly cause us to sink and eventually drown if we don’t shake them off. It doesn’t make sense to hold on to things that cause you harm. Not all weights are sin, but if they aren’t dealt with they become sin. That sin puts a wedge between you and God. We are charged to run this race with patience. It’s much easier to run when you have dropped the dead weight of the past. Today, on New Year’s Eve, I dare you to drop everything that has been hindering and start the year fresh and free! God, we thank you for another year that you’ve kept us. We thank you for the experiences of this past year and the lessons they taught us. We ask that you draw is closer to you in 2016. Increase our desire to be where you are. Help us to lay aside every weight and sin that comes to separate us from you. In Jesus’ name, Amen! HAPPY NEW YEAR!