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Bishop Craig Cook, Senior Pastor and First Lady, Belinda Cook
A New Year; A Fresh Start
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV
As we begin this New Year, we need to keep the above verse in our hearts and minds. We may have gone through trials in 2013 and may have already experienced trials this year. Nevertheless! God has great plans for you! We live in an evil world where Satan is trying his best to run things, one where not all people listen to God. God speaks to their souls telling them to stop or turn around but instead of listening they continue in their actions that may ultimately hurt themselves, you or someone else. But even if you have been hurt, God has great plans for you!
In Genesis, Joseph went through many trials: his brothers betrayed him and sold him into slavery and he spent many years in prison for something he did not do. But in the end God used Joseph to save many lives and this is what he had to say about it: “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” (Genesis 50:20 NKJV)
Look at your life as a mystery puzzle. The pieces are taken from a box without a picture and we begin putting it together piece by piece not knowing what it will look like in the end. God is the Creator of our life puzzle. He can see the whole picture, but to us it is a big mystery. Every day he adds another piece and we get a better perspective of our life, our calling(s), and our healing that is taking place. Eventually God will allow us to see the big picture and we will be amazed. Right now we “see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Keep the faith and never stop believing. God does have a plan for you and it will come to pass! Keep pressing on and say (and believe!) this verse everyday: “ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) If you keep your eyes on Jesus, the year(s) ahead of you will be blessed no matter what the enemy tries to throw in your way.
Yours in The Lord’s Service,
Bishop Craig A. Cook, Senior Pastor
1 Chronicles 24:10 (KJV)
The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
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And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.