Come on in, 2021. We’ve been waiting for you!

We all gladly bid farewell to 2020. I see and hear the statements, “I’m so over 2020!” and “I can’t wait for 2021 to get here!”, as if the simple flip of a calendar date will solve all of our problems. Oh, how we wish!

But I just can’t help but ponder the questions: Does Covid know it’s about to be 2021? How did my friend’s breast cancer know this was the year to make an entrance? Did hurricanes Delta and Laura say to each other, “Let’s both include NORTH Louisiana this year. Hold my Mardi Gras ticket!”

Of course not.

In the same way a virus doesn’t know to decipher between a table and the threshold of a restaurant’s door, the economic woes of a small business owner will not dissipate on the first business day of 2021. Is there any confidence that the truth regarding election corruption will actually be revealed? And is government overreach going to retreat into the hole in which it crawled out of when the ball drops in Times Square, the exact place where we are currently forbidden to inhabit? Yes, this all happened in 2020. But it’s been sneaking up on us for quite a while. And it’s assuredly NOT going to tuck its tail between its legs and sulk away from one minute to the next.

The disappointments we’ve experienced in the
last 9 months have zero connection with the year 2020. They have every connection with the evil one. He considers himself a true prince of this world. But make no mistake: he stands condemned (John 16:11).

The strike of the clock gives us a FALSE sense of hope. But hang on.

Here’s the good part: we actually do have a King!

Our King is humble, kind, loving, personable, merciful and patient. Everything Jesus did here on earth was geared toward human connection and relationships. He went to people, to the ones he created. He laid his hands on the sick. He knelt beside the dying. He comforted the grieving. He removed his shoes and walked into their homes. He ate at their tables. He taught in their living rooms. He touched them, and He allowed them to touch Him. He felt so much empathy for his friends who had just lost their brother, so much compassion that he wept over their grief. Do we really think that our Creator didn’t know what was in store for His children in the year 2020?

It’s not about a calendar date. There is no magic formula that will take affect at midnight tonight. It’s not about 2020. It’s about now. Whenever now is. 2021 will look NO DIFFERENT from 2020 unless the people of God rise up and stand for Truth, freedom and liberty. These are not given by any government or body of rulers but by the Creator of the universe, by the one true King who loves us beyond our wildest imaginations!

God created us to love Him AND love one another. He also created everything around us FOR us. Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” He also says in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

If Jesus is your King, you cannot lose. It’s that simple!

Wanna change 2021? Strap on your full armor (Ephesians 6:10-20)! Love your neighbors and help them with whatever you have (Acts 2:45). Run to Jesus like Peter did (John 21:7)! He is our Truth. He is our Hope!

Hindsight may be 2020, but God’s vision is and has always been perfect!

Happy New Year! May God bless us all 🎊 ♥️🙌🏼


Teresa Chitty:

Thank you for this message. Very timely.

Jan 27, 2021

Teri Norris:

Thank you Missy,
First of all I want to introduce myself. My name is Teri Norris. I live in Lebanon Ohio. I have witnessed the walk of your faith and your loved ones for quite some time.
I just wanted to tell you “Amen” to your letter. You are exactly right we do have an enemy that wants to destroy us, so with that I ask that the Lord helps me to put my armor on correctly and gives me the confidence to stand and be ready to pray. I pray that for you and your precious family, your ministry and for all His True Believers.
Thank you Missy I will be praying for you and I truly mean it.
I look forward to reading more of your letters of encouragement.
Teri (and Scott) Norris

Jan 26, 2021

JoEllen Hall:

Missy, first I would like to thank you for your desire to serve the Lord and wanting to help spread HIS word via internet. Christians nationwide need to keep reassuring people that what is going on in this world today is nothing compared to what we will receive from HIM when HE comes again to bring HIS people home to a life of no pain, no worries, no financial problems, nothing that we have problems with on this earth. It will be glorious, singing and serving our LORD in an environment we are not accustomed to. Please send your daily messages to me and others who have signed up. Being a Christian and staying strong is sometimes not easy on this earth so I personally welcome your daily inspiration’s to keep us focused and to remind us who is in charged of all of our matters. Thank you again and Bless you and your family. Even though I do not know you personally, I continue to pray for Mia especially. Remember we are not promised a tomorrow but we are promised HIS love and the sacrifice HE made for ALL!!!

Jan 26, 2021

Patricia Carroll:

Thank you Missy for your message and we must keep our eyes on God because he is in control. I pray for our country to turn back to God and to love our neighbor. God bless you and your family.

Jan 25, 2021

Gisele Foster:

Love this message! Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve been thinking along these lines for some time now. You are such a blessing!

Jan 25, 2021

Donna Turnage:

Thank you so much I really appreciate the devotionals. It speaks to my heart so much. I love to read it along with my daily Bible time. A different perspective always helps to cement Gods word each day.

Jan 25, 2021

Jessica :

Amen, sister! 2020 may have caught us by surprise, but it didn’t catch God by surprise. What a comfort that is!

Jan 25, 2021

Karen Arnold :

No truer words have been spoken. Without Christ in our lives we are hopeless.

Jan 25, 2021

Hansina Mickschl:

Thank you! A good reminder that I needed to hear today♥️

Jan 25, 2021

Rebecca Layfield:

Thank you Missy for your obedience!! That is what the Lord has been showing us also!! Praying for your family every day !! Thank you for standing up for your belief in God!!

Jan 25, 2021

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