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Moving to evanlaar2013.wordpress.com

happy new year 2013Another incredible year has passed by in 2012 and I have enjoyed learning what it means to be “master of life in earth, sky and sea.”  I have been challenged more often than not and especially the last 20 postings in December have hit me more than any of the others.

I am at Urbana 2012 right now as I sign off on this last post for 2012.  I am being challenged to making 2013 a year of missions.  Emmanuel, God with us – is a theme we usually hear at Christmas but I am called to look at this every day for 2013.

What does my day look like when I really believe that God is with me?

Am I afraid – yes – will it be another year of adventures – yes – but the peace, joy, hope and love that will sustain me as I hold His right hand will make this an amazing year for sure.

Come and join me and move over to my new site.  Your encouragement matters.

Many blessings to you and your family and I pray that Emmanuel, God with us, will walk with you too each and every day!

Do not be stubborn

I have not found a good picture in a long time that describes exactly what I am trying to say without saying it – awesome!

There is something about the Dutch, and to be fair, I have only noticed this in the men, that you might not know about – they like celebrating on the very day that there is to be a celebration.  So if you come before their birthday or after their birthday, I mean, why come at all?  If you come before Christmas or after Christmas, why bother coming?  Can you imagine two Nederlanders getting married and both their fathers want them there on Christmas – one lives in Toronto and the other in Calgary?  Requires a real act of God 🙂

I absolutely love Jesus for this.  He broke almost every manmade rule just to ensure that we knew the difference between that and the heart of God.

What mattered most was not the day of the celebration, but the fact we celebrated.

It is not the euphoria of revival, but the deep-seated change of heart and life.

Not being stubborn, but coming back to God, so that He could come back to us.  Yielding ourselves to Him, worshipping Him, so that He could bless us, give us stories of His mercy to tell our children, letting others know of His incredibly kindness to those who return to Him.

 

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