John 1 -In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

As you reflect back on all the things that took place in your life in 2011, be reminded that last January 1 there were many people who promised to start a new beginning and make major changes in their lives.  Now out of all of those people, how many do you think really held out on those promises and followed through throughout the year?  Granted, there will be resolutions made all over the world just for the sake of saying they made some, but none of that really means anything if the person’s life is not devoted to serving God wholeheartedly.  Your can change your diet, stop smoking, volunteer, serve your neighbor, etc., and they will make you feel better, but until God becomes the CENTER of your life you will NEVER fulfill your purpose in the earth!  That is clearly my belief, and I’ve come to that conclusion because of my studies when reading God’s Word.  Through the Word of God, I’ve discovered true joy and divine purpose.  That’s why John 1 is so important to understand.  The Word of God has always been with us to help guide us.  So I propose spending more time in the Word in 2012.  It is through the Word of God  that we are brought to eternal life and we are sustained in this Life by the Spirit of the Living God.

What might you discover by studying more in 2012?  

  •      You are more than a conquer!
  •      God will give you the desires of your heart!
  •      Your latter shall be greater than your former years!
  •      God will give you rest!
  •      What your enemy meant for evil God will do for your good!
  •      Healing belongs to you!
  •      God has released power to His children!
  •      Jesus loved you enough to die for you!
  •      The Word will encourage you!
  •      God will bless your legacy!
  •      You can possess the land!
  •      God will carry you through the storm!
  •      God will give you peace!
  •      God will prosper you!
  •      You are never alone!
  •      God will lead you in the right direction!

I, personally, am so thankful to God for all that He has done for me in 2011, but I am super excited about what He has promised me for 2012.  My heart, mind, and spirit are open and clear to all that God wants to do in my life.  I believe that’s the best way to go into the new year.  To trust God with everything is like being set free!  What are you being set free from?  DOUBT, FEAR, ETC.!!!  You don’t have to live in that world.  God has so much set aside for you if you would only surrender it ALL to Him.  I can testify  to that because He’s blessed with with a wonderful life filled with love and support.

Earlier this year God told me that He would bring harvest into every area of my life, and today, December 31, 2011, He’s done just that!!!  God has blessed my career, business, ministry, health, friendships, and family.   So I say to you on today, put your faith and trust in God! If He promised you something you can count on it to happen, and for those of you who don’t have a relationship with God I beg you to get one by accepting Jesus as your personal Savior.  Things will never be the same in 2012, but if you choose Jesus your entire life will forever be changed.  Okay, let me make a note here, don’t think that just because you accept Jesus all things will be like a bed of roses.  Your enemy will come at you stronger than ever before, but as I stated earlier, you’ve got to shield yourself with the Word of God!  NOTHING can stand against what God has already said!  So you don’t have to fight your own battles in 2012.  God promised to avenge you if you turn it all over to Him!  So be bold in the Lord, and know that He’s got you covered!!!

I pray God’s rich blessings, knowledge, and wisdom over your life.  Thank you for you support in 2011, and I look forward to FULFILLING PURPOSE BY FAITH IN 2012 with you!

God Bless, Chiquita

Here are a few quotes I think you might like!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

“Every man should be born again on the first day of January.  Start with a fresh page.”  —Henry Ward Beecher 

“Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.” —William Bridges 

“The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.” —Julia Cameron 

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” —Meister Eckhart

“Don’t look further for answers: be the solution. You were born with everything you need to know. Make a promise to stop getting in the way of the blessing that you are. Take a deep breath, remember to have fun, and begin.” —Jonathan H. Ellerby

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”—Henry Ford 

“Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you’re going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today.” —Marilyn Grey

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful. “–Mark Victor Hansen

“Everything is affected by and is part of everything else, changing constantly from one state to another. The rain becomes the river; the river surrenders to the sea and the cycle begins over again. Nothing is ever lost. The melody changes – the dance goes on.” —Connie Harrison 

“Let us all meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”–Mother Teresa

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.”–Mark Twain

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” —Vincent van Gogh

“All glory comes from daring to begin.” —Eugene F. Ware