Through all the good and the bad times we have in our lives we are blessed to know that God is right there with us. There are times in our lives when we allow things and people to separate us from the things of God, and before we know it our relationship with Him is not what it used to be, but God gives us a chance every day to be reconciled back to Him. The Scripture reminds us that, all things are of God who has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation. I encourage you today to bask in and be thankful for the great gift of reconciliation God has given you. When you are reconciled back to God through Jesus you are brought back into favor with Him. Do not allow people and things to push you away from God, but always remember all the great things God has done and is doing in your life. Do not allow the pressures of life to consume you so much you forget you have a God who loves you and cares about your well-being. Study your Word, spend time in prayer, and meditate on the goodness of God throughout the day, and allow nothing to shake or break the relationship you have with God. I am thankful God reconciled me back to Him through Jesus, and since I am back in favor with God I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Thank you Lord for forgiving me of all my sins. Thank you for always giving me another chance and allowing me to be reconciled to you. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY