Another New Year will be soon upon us and it’s out with the old in with the new! For some of you the challenges of life and the pressures, stresses, have been excruciating, saying, this year cannot end soon enough! For others it was a good year to reflect back on and count your blessings. This is a time a new chapter can begin for each of us and I’m not speaking of making resolutions. I personally prefer to set goals and have a plan of action and attempt to try rather than make excuses even if I fail. One thing we are all equal and gifted with, is time. We have 24 hours each day. If you make an attempt at your goals (if you set goals or resolutions!) and fail or slip up; at least you made the effort. I’m reminded that if I aim at zero or nothing, I will hit the target every time! But if I make an attempt at least I tried. Allow me to encourage you to get back up again, and again, and again if you have to! You can do it with the help of those around you and with the Lords’ help.
“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NLT
REFUSE to live in misery and allowing circumstances that are out of your control to paralyze you or keep you in a mode of depression.
CHOOSE to move forward no matter what battles you will face and make a difference in 2023! Like Joshua , “Be strong and courageous” Stay focused with 20/20 vision and stay the course. Your goals are a process and a journey, not just an accomplishment.
Therefore …. stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us, [looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work]. Hebrews 12:1b-2 AMP
“Greater is He who is in your than he that is in the world” 1 John 4:4
“We are more than conquerors in Christ” Romans 8:37
Trust the Lord and His Word for guidance and direction…” Walk worthy of the King of kings and Lord of Lords!
A HAPPY HEALTHY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO EACH OF YOU IN 2023!
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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