Sunday, January 02, 2011
I ushered in the new decade on bended knee next to my older sister in church. We attended the watch night services at my church. Several members gathered at the church to praise and worship our awesome God! The choirs sang. The soloists sang. The praise dancers and mimes performed. Testimonials of God's awesomeness were given. The associate ministers gave sermonettes. One minister spoke about the jubilee year. The year of release and restoration. The other spoke of letting go of our fears. We must let go in order to open up to our powerful God. However, the highlight of the evening was when pastor spoke about leaving baggage behind and laying aside weights. We must stop carrying around baggage loaded with anger, attitudes, jealousy, bitterness. We must let other people carry their own baggage. We should not be holding other people's baggage. Don't be a disposal or drop off for other people's stuff. If their bags are too heavy for them, let them lay aside some of the weight in their own bag. Don't be a collector of other people's cast offs either. When you hear gossip coming your way, turn a deaf ear to it. Don't become a member of the player hater's club. Check your bags, cast aside the added weights. Go into the new decade with peace, love and joy. Be blessed and walk into the best and the rest of the days of your life with your head held high! Happy New Year!!!