Our Grandfather Ellsworth Jackson age, 24
Happy New Year!!
Heavenly Father we thank you for allowing us see this year's end and enter into a brand new day, a day that allows us to experience the start of a new year. We're crossing over a brand new threshold filled with your possibilities and promises. We humbly come before you, like my Grandpop Ellsworth with his hat in hand! We too have hearts filled to the brim, with Thanksgiving for 2016's peak and valley experiences. Surely it was because of your magnificence-your outstretched hand that kept us. God you allowed us to witness your love in action and to realize "an in-spite of" growth! Through life's upsets we now have a new understanding that blessings delayed were and are not blessings denied! Thank you for the uncomfortable challenges, and adversity! You taught us patience and provided us with your unmerited grace. Your love is our elixir. We appreciate that your will is done in our lives and in those that matter to us.Yes Lord we will rely on you! We entrust our lives to you and will not be afraid! Give us greater wisdom and joy for our 2017 journey. We seek you and your kingdom as we declare:The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid? No weapons formed against us will prosper! We decree that we are victors in Jesus' mighty name. Amen.