Presbyter message

Dear People of God,


Our lives are lived in various time segments- years, months, weeks, days. Each day is divided into hours, minutes, and seconds. Our Lord wants us to fill each day with meaning. As we all enter into a new year, let me write to you something meaningful for us. My thoughts go like this:

1. Begin each day with God: Good beginnings are important. Beginning the day with God will align the day with prominent priority. When we consider the Lord first, the rest of the day will be considered in the light of His will. 2. Maintain healthy interpersonal relationships: our lives involve contact and interaction with people. But at times we may want to get away from people. This desire represents a legitimate occasional need but is not permanently possible. The relationship should be enhanced. Believers are to respect each individual as a person of importance. We should reconcile ruptured relationships. We need to settle grudges and eliminate our desire for revenge, if it is there. 3. Watch your conversation: talking comprises a large part of our day. Have you ever thought about how many words you say in the course of a single day? We cannot live through a day without speaking. Words directed to us have the power either to bless us or to curse us. We need to listen carefully to the critical words of others as well as to their complimentary words, filtering out the true from the false. Let us also guard our conversation and say only things that will build others up. 4. Fill your mind with good thoughts: thoughts are inevitable occurrences during the course of the day. Ideas come to our minds from unexplainable origins. Human beings cannot prevent thoughts from coming to mind. Thought have the possibility of lodging in our lives. Good thoughts will lead to good actions. Bad thoughts will lead to immoral actions. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Prov. 23: 7). 5. Engage in meaningful activities: working for our livelihood is a part of most days.“Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work” (Ex. 20:9). Filling one's days with good work is commendable. To have a good day or year means that you enjoy your work and strive to do your best. When we give one day of each week to worship, the other days will be enhanced. A meaningful day will be filled with the significant activities. In addition to giving your best to your work, serve others in need. Then you will have a good day.

As we are at the doorstep of 2020, I wish all my congregation members a prosperous, peaceful, graceful new year ahead. God crown the year with His goodness, and your paths drip with abundance. Praying to God to give you all a year of favor full of His unending love, care, and grace.

Rev. Aby K Thomas

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